So I didn’t take a long break 🙂 In a reflective moment, I pondered on what it could be like to talk to God and hence came the poetic dialogue below. In case you are wondering about the six thousand years of humanity’s existence mentioned in the dialogue, I did my calculations based on Bible chronology(this in no way discredits evolutionists or creationists theories or any beliefs of others… it is simply for the sake of writing) The table at the end may help you to understand how I arrived at such a number 🙂 This piece is not meant to impose any religious/ spiritual beliefs on readers, rather I am sharing my own nightly pondering on the matter 🙂 Thanks for reading!
Human: “Look God!
Look at what they have done!
They have disobeyed
And ate of the tree
That you had told them to stay away from.
Now you must
Render to them their due
Kill them off!
For their disloyalty to you… simply start anew.”
God: “But will that set matters straight?
The serpent has claimed me to be a liar
It told the woman
That she will be better off without my rulership
That I was in fact withholding
Something good from her.
This act of disobedience
Has brought into question
My right as Creator
To say what should or should not be.
My actions are never impulsive
Everything I do is governed by love
I also have to take into consideration
The myriads of angels
That are looking on from here above.
What kind of loving God
Will I prove to be
If I were to, in a fit of anger,
Destroy the very start of humanity?
No, let the pair live on and become many
Of course, they will eventually die
My commands and subsequent consequences were clear
So when they grow old and wither to the Grave
No one can question why.”
Human: “But Lord, what of their children
What is to become of their offspring?
Should everyone else also grow old and die
Because those two did such an awful thing?”
God: “Didn’t you hear me say to the serpent
That there will be someone
To bruise him in the head?
I have already set matters in order
‘Death will be no more
Neither mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore..’
Is what I have said.”
Human: “But that’s not now!
That is for a future time
Humans want their relief now
Be fair my Lord, be kind.”
God: “I understand what you are saying
But keep in mind the issues that have been raised
I am giving humanity enough time
To prove they are not capable of living
Independent of my ways.
Then when the time comes,
When I exercise my full rulership
No one can ever question
My Universal Sovereignty.
They would have had ample time
To recognize that as their Creator
I know what is best
And under my kingdom rule
They will not suffer
But be truly blessed.”
Human: “So then God,
Who really is earth’s ruler now?
You talk about when your kingdom rules
Who really controls the world now?
God: “The original serpent
The one called Devil and Satan
My Word, the Scriptures
Clearly identifies him
As the present ruler who is misleading the nations.
Though, very soon, My Son
Will fulfill that first prophecy
He will ‘bruise the serpent in the head’
In other words, My Son will be given the power,
To destroy the Devil eternally.”
Human: “But as we speak
Look at all the time that has passed
Lord it has been 6000 years!
How much longer could all this wickedness last?”
God: “You should understand
That my thoughts are higher than your thoughts
My ways are higher than your ways
For you and the rest of humanity
It has been six thousand years
For me, it has only been six days.
Humans have been created in my image
So I understand your appeal
The fact that you care and want to end all badness,
Is only because you reflect what I feel.
I am going to bring it all to end
Because I am loving, loyal and just
And lovers of peace
Will be able to enjoy
The paradise that I had originally purposed.
I can help you though
To find happiness even now
Listen, follow the directions in my Word
And you will certainly see how.
For man was not designed
To live contrary to divine will
You search and search for meaning
Why do you think
You are unhappy still?
‘Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need.’
Isn’t that what My Son said?
True happiness and meaning to life
Can only be found
When your inborn spiritual need is properly fed.
Look at the things in the world
And give me an answer please
‘The desires, the showy display of ones means of life…’
Do you love me more than these?”
Human: “Lord, I truthfully do not know
I feel so very confused
I do love you
But I also love what the world has to offer
Do I really have to choose?”
God: “I’m afraid child
A choice must be made… now or never
For the world is passing away
And so is its desire
But the one doing the will of God
Either you jump in the lifeboat
Or go down with a sinking ship
With all its luxuries
And beautiful things
Do you want everlasting happiness
Or the temporary enjoyment that sin may bring?”
Human: “That is a lot to think about
I must decide what to do
Lord, I need a moment to reflect and ponder
‘What should I choose?’”
From the creation of Adam 4026 B.C.E.
To the start of the Flood 2370 B.C.E. 1,656 years
To the validating of the Abrahamic covenant 1943 B.C.E. 427 years
To the Exodus fromEgypt 1513 B.C.E. 430 years
To the start of the temple construction 1034 B.C.E. 479 years
To the division of the kingdom 997 B.C.E. 37 years
To the desolation of Judah 607 B.C.E. 390 years
To the return of the Jews from exile 537 B.C.E. 70 years
To the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls 455 B.C.E. 82 years
To the baptism of Jesus 29 C.E. 483 years
To the present 2017 C.E. 1,988 years
Total time period
from Adam’s creation
to 2017 C.E. 6,042 years