Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tears of Heaven


Lucifer had never considered rain from the point of view of a mortal. From Heaven it had seemed refreshing: a sweep of life like standing under the waterfall where the Euphrates fell into the Tiber; something to help the crops flourish and the livestock fat. From the earth, under the weather formations, it was terrifying. The rain brought flash floods and washed away seeds and animals, homes and supplies. A stream could become a raging torrent in moments and he witnessed Marla, the daughter of Jesus’ friend Peter, washed away and drowned in a sudden storm. Looking skywards to his former home, he wondered again why God was so cruel.

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