On a night such as this in a land far away came the Raven;
joyously surfing the warm winds of night, a breathtaking
sight, such effortless might, mocking the dusk with
spellbinding flight. A luminous bird with jet-black bright
eyes, an aerial bomber seeking out lies, it was the truth
of her passion burning holes in the sky. She held close to
her heart this message, it bore. "I am the Raven of faith.
I am a great beast in haste. I am the very same bird of
your ancestorís lore!" Our entire town cheered without
reason to fear. Filled with great wonder, we all raced to
hear. She circled our village with precision, such glee.
There were moments I knew she looked right into me. And
although it was night the sky was still bright; a
thrilling, quite stunning, brilliantine light. She finally
descended our ancient oak tree. We gathered around, my
people and me. First we made sure our babies could
see. "Come hither dear friends, it has been such a long
time. My heart is near bursting to give you God's rhyme.
His word is His promise, and now is the time!" As she
started to speak our knees became weak. Some of us
fainted, a few of us shook, but all of our babies just
giggled and looked. "Our loving creator expressing His
mind had fashioned your souls at the beginning of time.
An infinite number of worlds came to be, much like the
proverbial flowering tree. He gave each soul free will,
you each possess still, so thanks for embracing me here on
this hill. Now turn your gaze high. Look to the sky. The
words written there will make your hearts sigh. 'My
treasure, my children, you are so dear to me. Everyone's
here, I am quite thrilled to see. First, I must say how proud
you've made me. You are my divine proof just how great
love can be. While other worlds plundered my immense gifts
of wealth, you consistently used them in wisdom and
health. You have never waged war. You have never kept
score. You give all your heart and when asked you give more.
You have treated this land with the utmost respect. You
have never shown hate nor callous neglect. You have never
preached lies or righteous division. You use all of my
love in every decision. When others defamed you, you
sincerely forgave, so all of your souls I will assuredly
save. Know without doubt we will never part. Forever we
live with the same beating heart.' Then there was silence.
Our hearts filled with bliss. It was a magical moment not
to be missed as we savored the warmth of our sweet
Savior's kiss, when the Raven did come on a night such as
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