Nicholas looked up to see the Creator smiling at him and wearing a huge blue parka and gloves.
" I felt that you were distant and I felt abandoned and that made me sad".
" Oh Nicholas" he replied with another smile as he hugged his friend. " I was just testing your faith".
" Testing my faith?".
" I was testing you to see if you would obey, love and trust even if you don't always feel my presence".
" I was really scared because I thought you were angry at me and abandoned me".
" Do not be afraid Nicholas" the Creator said as he hugged his friend again. " I promise I will always be here and will never abandon you".
" I know you will keep your promise" Nicholas replied as he dried the tears that had come from his eyes.
" Always remember" the Creator said as he looked intently at his young friend. " Even if I feel distant, I am with you always".
" Ok" Nicholas replied with a smile.
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