“Comfort in Troubled Times”
I usually reserve this blog for snippets of my book. I never tread on any issue because I believe we all need a little escape in life. I want my blog, my books to be just that.
However, I stepped back because of the recent events in Newtown and China.
As a novelist, I tell stories. Or at the very least, I try to tell stories. I wrote something about a year ago that resonates in my mind about tragedies we have seen recently. I do not claim in any way shape or form to have all the answers, neither will I attempt to give an excuse to these horrendous events. This is an excerpt from “Ransom” …for some reason this passage gave me some comfort. I hope that it will you too.
Charmeine said weakly, “You cannot be Uriel. He was an Angel of good and you are…”
“That is where your black and white philosophy of the world fail you Angel. What makes you think that my works have NOT created a higher consciousness in humanity?” he asked.
Lord Cromwell got up and moved the glass to the other side of the coffee table and sat directly in front of Charmeine looking her in the eyes. He calmly asked, “Do humans not band together in times of need and strife? Does humanity not rise to overcome death and destruction? You do not realize the darkest times have brought God’s light and love to the forefront. God knows this. You said earlier, ‘God knows everything,’ and I know for a fact that He does, absolutely! But… there is always free will.”
She said, “Cromwell, you have caused so much death and destruction, pain and heartache… God have mercy on your soul.”
“Yes Angel! He has mercy on my soul because I am part of His design! How can you be so black and white in your thinking when you have witnessed one of the most hideous and insidious acts portrayed on humanity in millennia on 9/11?”
“Oh… My… God… You?” she inquired with terror in her eyes.
“No! NEVER!” he vehemently replied. He looked hurt as he gazed into her eyes. He shook his head in disgust. “That act was senseless and horrible! Humanity all over the Earth came together and screamed to God in a shout of alarm! God heard their prayers, thoughts, fears and woes! God is absolute in His power!”
He shook his head and ran his fingers back through his hair. He continued and said, “God is omnipotent, but there is a grand design which only God knows. No Angels, not even Archangels has knowledge of what God knows. However, you have to realize we are all part of God’s grand design… even I have a purpose.”
“So you didn’t…?”
“No Angel, that pointless deed was portrayed with free will. I cannot control free will,” he said as he gently touched her forearm.
He whispered, “However, I know this much is true, I have seen parts of God’s grand design,” while he looked her in the eyes.
Lord Cromwell touched her cheek and sighed at the feel of her skin under his fingers. He said, “I have had a purpose all along. You, my Angel, only see the black in my assignment, but believe me, there are more shades of grey than you know in my mission. God knows all, and we may struggle to find the purpose but we cannot.”
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