On A Night Such As This

Posted by Scott Utley on January 17, 19106 at 16:18:14:

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


Scott Utley
jan 17 2006

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