There was great excitement in the city of the stars, far above the earth and cloud, closer with heaven itself. All stars, whether young and old,big and small, gathered in city hall waiting curiously for the coming messenger from King of Universe. Most of the older stars knew what will happened, after all it's not their first time. They knew what was the excitement all about. But the younger stars knew nothing about it,it's their first time hearing anything from their King. Whispering among themselves, young stars waited impatiently. They knew something big gonna happened and they're proud to be part of it. Yet,none of older stars would tell them anything. They're just smiled and said ,” It's a secret”
A burst of light flying low into the hall, a light so bright that not even the oldest star can shine like that. And before they realized, an angel stood among them. He brought a scroll in his hand, he opened and read it. The King of Universe commanded all stars to jump down on earth in specific moment. He didn't tell them when,but soon! None of young stars knew why,nonetheless they promised to do their best. And so they did, they wore their best and brightest suit and waited at the edge of their city, where the sky wide open and they can see city light on earth beneath their feet. The less courageous stars made a pact with their friend to push them when the time for them to jump came. And so they waited.
City of stars was not the only place with excitement, there are other places. One of them placed underground, a big underground factory with various tunnel connecting many areas of factory. This big factory produced light bulb, small but bright light bulb custom made for their customer. Since the angel came, they doubled their product capacity. And now that many light bulb is transported through tunnel to fitting hall.A long queue of customers waited in that hall to receive their new and shiny light bulb. A factory worker gave each of them one bulb and directed them to one of hangar next to the factory.
In another place, the sound of music filled the air. Wearing black tuxedo, each player carried violin in their hand. They've been practicing diligently everyday since the angel came to them. Usually they played by themselves, but for this big event a large number of violinist must work together in unison. It's not everyday occurrence The King of Universe asked them to perform.
But the first scroll came not to stars,factory or violinist but to some other place. Before the stars,factory and violinist received their order, the angel had been sent to carry His order months ago. And that place is now reeked with sweat. Sweat? Yes, tired and sweaty but beamed with pride, the occupants of that place has been practicing since the angel came.Stationary bike,weight lifting,push up,sit up etc, with spartan attitude they did it all. For months they shaped their muscle and grew their strength in fitness room, all for the big event.
And now, the time has come!
At a small hill beneath the open sky, a father and his daughter sat together. It's night time and they have been sitting there for some time, talking and laughing. Soon, they'll go home for dinner, but not before they see the big event. None of them knew that they'll witnessed symphony of heaven performed by God Himself. And it's time!
A parade of light flew and scattered themselves on that small hill. Like Christmas tree, that hill light up with small light everywhere. And the fireflies felt happy, their new light bulb shined proudly.
A sound of music reverberate through the hill. Sound of violin filled the air, played by grasshopper.
The stars prepared to jump, and suddenly hundred and thousand arrow of light ran across the sky.
And while father and daughter sitting there amazed, God step down from His throne. He walked slowly and sit behind them. And together hey sat there until the symphony of universe ended.
End? Not yet...where is our bodybuilder? The stars jumped,fireflies flew and grasshopper played their violin,but where are they?
Where else? They're right beneath the father and daughter. The grass lifted up their hand and support the father and daughter so they didn't have to sit on hard soil. That's why they've been practicing in fitness room and grew their strength, so the father and daughter can sit comfortably
Read more articles by Ming Fat or search for articles on the same topic or others.
I really enjoyed the beginning of this story. I could feel the excitement brewing. The end was interesting, but I would have liked to have heard more. I can imagine this in a picture book for children with perhaps a bible verse attached to it. Thank you. : )