TITLE: One Day in the Garden
By Christopher Randolph
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ONE DAY IN THE GARDEN
One day, as God stood in the Garden, He looked up at the sky and frowned. The heavenly court rushed to His side, surrounding Him.
“What is wrong, Lord?” They all exclaimed.
“The sky… The sky is not quite right,” God replied, not taking His eyes off the not-quite-right sky.
“But it’s beautiful Lord!”
“I remember a color that I saw once…”
Now the Lord was looking at His companions with a furrowed brow.
“Who’s missing?” He demanded with a frown.
Then God saw a lady standing all by herself at a distance.
“Come to me my dear! I need you!” He called out to her.
She approached furtively. Her head bowed and her eyes downcast.
“Let me see you, my daughter.”
The Creator of the World gently placed His hand on the top of her head and with an easy bit of pressure presented her face to His.
“There it is!” God exclaimed. “Your eyes are the very color I am remembering. They’re so radiant and so blue! I must have been thinking of your eyes when I created the sky!”
The lady looked at her Lord incredulously, not knowing what to say to Him.
“What is your name, my dear child?”
“Denise” she said faintly.
“You are very special in my eyes Denise,” says God, “And very much loved, indeed.”
Denise’s face became radiant as her eyes opened wide, fully displaying those glowing blue gems that surely God must have created with His very own hands. The sky and all the world was changed for ever. And God said it was very good, indeed.
“The eye is the lamp of the body…” (Matthew 6:22, NRSV)
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