“Hee-hee-eeea,” giggled Sarah Bear. Sarah Bear and Angel Adore peeked around the corner to see if anyone was coming.
“The coast is clear!” whispered Angel Adore. The two stepped around the corner and started down the long hall carrying the box.
The box was beautifully wrapped with care. It was bright with joy, and the sides were smooth with contentment and on the top was a big bow tied together with ribbons of kindness, mercy and love.
Sarah Bear and Angel Adore carefully and quietly carried the box into the King’s Chamber. The King had been so generous in giving Sarah Bear His gifts wrapped in joy, contentment, kindness, mercy and love that she had decided today was The Kings Very Special Day, and she wanted to return His love with her very own special gift. It was a gift especially for the King, and Sarah Bear wanted it to be a surprise. Sarah Bear and Angel Adore placed the gift in front of the King’s chair.
Angel Adore plopped down beside the gift and took a deep breath.
“Whew! What have you got in here? It’s almost as heavy as worry,” sighed Angel Adore.
“Hee-hee-eeea,” giggled Sarah Bear. It’s not worry, nor burden or fear.”
Sarah Bear’s gift was special, and she hoped the King would like it. She had tried very hard to stuff the box full, because she was sure, the King would want to share it with everyone in Heaven!
“Hee-hee-heea,” giggled Sarah Bear, “Let’s leave the box here so the King will find it,” said Sarah Bear. They both got up and started tiptoeing towards the door.
“Sarah Bear and Angel Adore, what are you doing in the King’s Chamber?” sang the voice behind them.
Sarah Bear and Angel Adore recognized the voice right away. It was Angel Ainesis, the Angel of Praise.
“Hee-hee-heea,” giggled Sarah Bear, “We’ve brought the King a surprise!”
“And we’re leaving it here for Him to find,” said Angel Adore.
“The box is beautiful, but what’s inside,” sang Angel Ainesis.
“It’s a surprise!” said Sarah Bear and Angel Adore together.
“Hee-hee-heea,” giggled Sarah Bear, “We better get going; the King will be coming soon and if we’re still here we’ll spoil the surprise.”
Sarah Bear, Angel Adore and Angel Ainesis tiptoed toward the door.
“Wait,” said Sarah Bear, “I hear footsteps. Someone is coming! Hurry! Hide!”
All three of them scattered. Sarah Bear ran behind the shiny golden curtain; Angel Adore slid underneath the pillows of His big King’s chair, and Angel Ainesis dunked behind the crystal Angel’s Harp.
Slowly, the door opened.
“Uuhhhh!” Sarah Bear took a deep breath and held it so she wouldn’t giggle; Angel Adore trembled beneath the pillows, and Angel Ainesis closed her eyes so not to see what would happen next.
The King walked in and right over to the crystal Angel’s Harp and strummed the strings.
“Hhmmmm,” Angel Ainesis began to hum.
She couldn’t help herself! Whenever she heard music in the presence of the King, she sang.
He then walked over to the big King’s chair and patted the pillow softly and out from underneath plopped Angel Adore who bounced right in the arms of the King.
He looked toward the shiny golden curtains and all of a sudden out came the longest, loudest giggle ever.
“Hee-hee-hee-heea-hee-hee-heea-hee-hee-heea-hee-hee-heea-hee-hee-heea!” giggled Sarah Bear, and she rolled out from behind the curtain and landed right at the King’s feet.
“I’m so sorry,” said an embarrassed Sarah Bear, “I just couldn’t hold it any longer!”
Sarah Bear sprang to her feet.
“What are the three of you doing in my chambers,” the King asked.
“I have brought You a gift, a surprise for sure; something just for You!” Sarah Bear said excitedly. She took the King by the hand and walked Him over to the beautifully wrapped box.
The King recognized the wrapping right away. He could see it was bright with joy, and that the sides were smooth with contentment and on the top was a big bow tied together with ribbons of kindness, mercy and love.
The King carefully unwrapped the gift and slowly lifted the lid. Hee-hee-heea! Came out from inside the box. He quickly shut the lid. This was quite a surprise. He slowly opened the box again and out came another hee-hee-heea.
“It’s your giggle,” said Angel Adore, “You gave the King your laughter!” And soon Angel Adore was laughing too.
The King lifted the lid on the box again and again out came more giggles.
Angel Ainesis opened her mouth to sing.
“Ahhhaaahaahaahahahahah…” Angel Ainesis began to roar with laughter.
The King joined in the laughter too, and they all giggled and laughed together.
“From now on Sarah Bear,” the King laughed, “ you will be called Angel Gelao because of your heart for laughter.” And just like Sarah Bear thought, the King shared this very special gift with everyone in His Kingdom.
Adore: to worship; to love greatly or honor highly
(Webster’s New World Dictionary; Copyright 1988 by Simon & Schuster, Inc.)
Ainesis: ah’-ee-nes-is; to praise
(The New Strongs Complete Dictionary of Bible Words; Copyright 1996 by Thomas Nelson Publishers)
Gelao: ghel-ah-o; laughter
(The New Strongs Complete Dictionary of Bible Words; Copyright 1996 by Thomas