Michael, Beloved of God
An Archangel and an old woman. Both still searching, both still waiting for the confirmation of faith and hope. An inspirational tale of life, death and the true meaning of faith. The Archangel Michael explores the history of mankind, the relationship between man and angels, and the story of his brother Lucifer's fall from heaven with an old woman on a tiny stretch of beach. More
An Archangel and an old woman. Both still searching, both still awaiting the confirmation of their faith and hope. An inspirational tale of life, death and the true meaning of faith. The Archangel Michael explores the history of mankind, the relationship between man and angel, and the story of his brother, Lucifer's, fall from heaven with an old woman on a tiny stretch of beach in a small resort town.
“Before. We were. Before there was light, before the stars were hung, before the galaxies were fashioned and the planets set to revolving around their suns, before the oceans were mixed, before the mountains were formed, before creatures were created, before there was sound, before there was matter, before there was time, before all except the One, we were. He formed us first to be his companions and his servants, to share his joy, and receive his light. Joyfully we glorified his name. We delighted in the newly formed universes. His will always our delight. The secrets of the ages we kept and still keep. All of his creations delight in His holy will, obey his every thought, and joyously dance to the tune He plays for them.
Only man, who was formed in His holy image, dares to defy his laws. To your kind he gave generously of even the highest gifts, that none but we, the first born, knew. We waited for him to reveal his purpose to us. And we watched with curiosity, not unmixed with dread, as He busied himself with his new creations. So many gifts he gave them:dominion over their world and over the beasts of the field, rule over the birds of the sky and the fishes in the seas. But these were the least of His blessings upon them. For He gave them also immortality, self-awareness, and an awareness of His holy being; but the most curious, and to our minds it has proved the most dreadful of all, the gift of free will. These new children were given the right of self-determination, to choose their way, for good or ill and it was not long before the first among them chose defiance over obedience.
We waited for His just condemnation of their poor choice, but He relented. We watched horrified at the appalling consequences of His holy gift to one who proved over and over again he was unworthy of the condescension shown him. Was man grateful? No! He set himself against the Almighty and defied His most holy laws. He warred against his brother and for this God’s anger was great. He almost wiped them clean from the face of this little earth, but again in His infinite mercy, He relented. He spared a few of the most worthy of His experiment.Yet still they proved unworthy of His forbearance. Again and again they tested the limits of His wrath.We watched awed by His restraint, darkly amused at times by the risks these little children took, horrified at their wretched defiance and their disgusting violence against one another. We secretly hoped, though there are no secrets in heaven these new creatures, the ones He held so dear to His heart,would never be given a place amongst us. Though our hope proved fruitless, most of us accepted. We even wondered if perhaps He was not amusing Himself at our expense- a little joke He played on us. For was there not a great distance between us and His other children? Were we not the greatest, the most favored among them? Who were these small all but mindless, most certainly witless creatures, to set themselves up as gods themselves in opposition to the Holy of Holies?"
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