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Topic: Control (01/30/06)
TITLE: Who Is In Control? (ii)
By Virginia Gorg
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“What do you suppose He is making?” whispers Ajax.
“I don’t know, but He says it is the best creation He has ever made,” Cephas replies excitedly.
“I love the stars and the meteors He created. What can be better than that?” asks Colby.
The Conductor smiles at His angels and asks them to just watch and see what happens.
His fingers look as if they are drawing pictures in the sky of the heavens. As He points toward the earth, the Conductor tickles the dust into a myriad of splendor. Then with controlled, precise movements, He begins forming His new creation.
Cephas reminds the other angels that the Conductor does not need to do anything to create; all He needs do is think.
“Remember when He said, “Let there be light,” and light just appeared from nowhere?” asks Cephas in admiration.
The angels watch in awe as His fingers twist, shape, and form this creation. They clap their hands in glee as the dust grows into a shape with arms, legs, and a head. They are amazed by this design, so unlike anything else ever done.
The Conductor looks at His creation and pronounces it “man.”
The Conductor’s blazing eyes turn to the angels: “Man and woman will lie, cheat, and disobey Me. They will denounce my Name and serve false gods.”
The angels cry out in protest, “But, Lord, why would You create something that will treat You like that?”
The Conductor’s voice softens as He says, “I love them. I, the Creator, will die for their sins and pay the price for their crimes. They will have free will to let the world control them or surrender control to me and live for eternity in peace, love, and happiness – just like you do.”
The Conductor turns back to His creation and breaths life into man’s lungs. Man kneels in honor of the Conductor.
“I tell you the truth. You shall rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground. I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food. I will create for you a helpmate to encourage and love you. Together, you are my finest creation,” pronounces the Conductor.
Man smiles and thanks the Conductor for creating him and woman.
Man and woman walk the gardens of their home and decide they want more. They want to control each other, the world, and even the Conductor.
The angels watch at how quickly man falls into sin and demands control of himself. Man and woman are banished from their home clothed in skins of animals – the same animals that Adam named only days earlier.
The angels discuss among themselves the disobedience of man and woman. They do not understand why it is so difficult for them to allow the Creator into their lives.
Now, 6000 years later, the angels keep watching as the Conductor continues to weave the tapestry of each person’s life. They applaud each time another person accepts Him and allows Him control of their life.
Ajax exclaims, “There, another one has surrendered to the Conductor. Oh, why cannot they all do the same? Why do they persist in sinning?”
“Yet the Conductor continues to love them and guide them. His love for them is so complete that I cannot fathom it,” says Colby.
The Conductor smiles and welcomes yet another into His heavenly realm. “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
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