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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Craft (as in handcraft) (02/08/07)

TITLE: First Ever Craft Demonstration
By Joanney Uthe


“Hurry, the Creator is about to make something new!” Malaika grabbed his friend’s arm as he flew by.

“He’s been making things for the last five days and we’ve watched every one. He will speak what He wants the new creature to be and ta-da, exactly like He said, with more intrinsic details than we ever imagined. It’s amazing, but it won’t hurt if we miss one created creature.” Kedvenc had enjoyed watching the Creation but grew tired of it more readily than his friend.

“This time He is doing it different! He is going to use part of His creation to make something with His Hands!” Noticing Kedvenc’s puzzled look, Malaika continued. “You know the creature He created earlier today? The one He created in His Image? The one He called Adam? Well, the Creator has put Adam to sleep and is going to use part of him to make His next creation. I don’t want to miss it! Hurry!”

“Okay, Okay, I’m coming. I don’t know why He would do one creature different than the others. Are you sure?” Kedvenc hesitantly followed his friend to the gathering of heavenly beings waiting to watch what the Creator of All Things would do with the sleeping creature.

“What’s He doing? I can’t see.”

“Will Adam accept the new creature as his helper?”

“What will this new creation be called?”

All the angels were talking at once. It was impossible to tell who asked what. When the Creator reached down and opened Adam, a hush fell over the crowd. All eyes were on the Creator’s Hands as he gently took a rib from the sleeping man and crafted it into a beautiful new creature.

“It’s so much like Adam, yet so different.”

“Wow, the Image of the Creator in another creature!”

“Will Adam get to name her?”

“It is a female of the creature Adam!”

The buzz of the angels’ conversation resumed when the Creator stepped back to admire His handiwork. He had indeed crafted a beautiful creature. Like Adam, He created her in His Image, yet with different attributes of His character. The angels watched with anticipation as The Creator presented her to Adam.

“This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman’, for she was taken out of man.” (Genesis 2:23 NIV) Adam had accepted the new creature as his helper. Her name would be Eve.

As they flew away from the crowd, Kedvenc ruffled Malaika’s hair. “Thank-you, my friend. I am glad I didn’t miss this part of the creation.”

Note: The names used for the angels in this story are Swahili and Hungarian words for “angel”.

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Jon F02/20/07
Excellent! Matata Sana!
Jan Ackerson 02/21/07
I enjoyed this "angel's-eye-view" of the creation of Eve. Clever, and thanks for the explanation of the angels' names--very entertaining.
Sara Harricharan 02/21/07
This was kind of fun to read! I like this new perspective on 'craft'. Nicely done-and nice touch with the names too! ^_^
Terry R A Eissfeldt 02/21/07
A great read. Thanks - I, too, appreciate the names - good idea!
Joanne Sher 02/21/07
Great title for a delightful piece! Had never thought of this from the angel's perspective - thanks for sharing it!
Laurie Glass 02/21/07
How clever. I really liked this. I would have never thought of creation from the angels' perspectives like this. Well done.
Patty Wysong02/21/07
What an interesting perspective! I've never thought about how it might have been for the angels. Good job.
Julie Arduini02/21/07
Great title, great take on the subject. This was a really enjoyable read!
Sharlyn Guthrie02/21/07
Clever POV. I like your Angels' names, and the meaning behind them. Thanks for sharing that.
Edy T Johnson 02/22/07
Dear Joanney, this is simply delightful writing, and definitely a winner in my book. It has all the ingredients: on topic for sure, creative thinking, certainly involved this reader. You take this talent and head for the highest levels, friend! Add me to your fan club :)