Until the unthinkable happened. You see everyone in the kingdom had a task. From the lowest to the greatest. And even the lowest was a job of honor. No one looked down on their duties. Serving such a great King and his Son was more than anyone could ever wish for. And yet there was one servant that became ungrateful.
As a matter of fact he was the highest autority in all of the kingdom below the King himself and his Son Prince. He was endowed with more beauty and privileges than anyone else. Apart from Prince of course. And yet it was this very fact that made him ungrateful. You see the King had just given him a promotion. A task more beautiful than anyone else’s. With more subjects under his rule than all the others. The King had entrusted him with this in full faith in his ability to perform it well. He was to build a city with more splendor than anything else in the kingdom. And that became his downfall.
Oh not the task itself. He started out with great delight and diligence, thankful that such an honor was bestowed on him. But then it happened. Slowly, without realising it, he lost sight of the King and his Son that had so generously given him this great honor. He forgot meeting them after each shift. To enjoy their company. He was so enthralled with his task and the autority that accompanied it, after all he became the overseer of many, that he forgot who had given him this privilege. Soon he started to have unthinkable thoughts. Thoughts about a kingdom. His very own!
Oh what a thrill that would be. Or so he thought. No one would be above him. No King with his Son. He would be the one on the throne. Making all the decisions, but most of all, receiving all the praise. Everyone would bow for him. Yes, for HIM, the Lightbearer. That was his name. And he would tell the King and his Son Prince what to do instead of the other way around. Oh he couldn’t wait for it to happen. What a delight that would be. If only he was God.
And that became his fall. He started out so well. The King had never witheld anything good from him. Rather he had given him access to almost every place in the kingdom. No beauty or privilege or gift was held back from Lightbearer. He truly was a light that shone brightly among all the inhabitants. A display of the generous kindness of the King and his Son Prince. But how he would have loved to take their place. So he decided to tell them frankly.
Why were they king, and he was not? Now what could they answer? The King’s heart broke for his beloved Lightbearer. The one that brought the kingdom so much of his own joy and delight. He was the leader on many celebrations. Livening them up with the most exhilarating music. Bringing everyone to dance. Rejoicing in the goodness of the King and his Son. But all that had come to an end. His partying, meant to honor the King, became more and more about himself. Showing of his extravagant beauty. Beauty that had never been his own. Rather it was bestowed on him. Oh the King had not held anything back. But…it still came all from him.
Lightbearer did not realise his source. So focused on the gift, he was forgetting the giver. His mind was blinded by his own pride. He had neglected his relationship with them. And because of that he started to forget. Where it all came from. His thoughts rising to places they should never go. Imaging what it would be like. To have more and more and more power. Like he didn’t have enough. He wanted to be King.
But don’t you see? The King answered. I gave it all to you. Without me you would be nothing. You surely would not be King. I uphold the kingdom. I uphold your very life. The air you breathe sustains you. You cannot be your own god. (unless of course you are God)
But Lucifer did not listen. Yes, that was his nickname. Because he lightened everyting up. But now he was not thinking straight. Thinking he really could be God. Of foolish Lucifer. It broke the King’s heart.
No warning pierced through. This wicked mind of his. Now fully being developed into a true abyss. So Lucifer made a plan. Nothing could bring him from it. He rallied all the servants, as many he could find. He started talking to them. Revealing what was on his mind.
Soon they were infected. One third of all the kingdom. They began to think the way he did. Being blinded by pride. Not seeing anymore, the King and his Son as their loving providers. The ones that gave them life. They put their gifts above them. And now they wanted to be God.
So the King gave them power to prevail. Kicking all rebels out. To another part of his kingdom. It was still a place of great beauty, they got to inhabit. Yet it had much less glory, than where they had used to live. Right next to the King and his Son Prince.
Oh they could still visit. Appear before his throne. He would still call for them. For purposes of his own. But their greatest privileges had been gone. A glory that was only in the presence of the King and his Son.
Slowly their appearance began to change. The shining of their face fading. Their colors growing dim. Grey slimy creatures they became. Without the King’s presence all became dark without and within.
And so the kingdom of heaven had great loss. Splendid creatures lost to a foolish cause. A cause that would never succeed. For how could a creature become it’s own God?
So the King and his Son mourned greatly. But not for very long. They were too resourceful, and happy with all that was left in the kingdom. Those who were still enjoying their generous kindness towards them. They made a plan that would even increase their joy. That would make up for their loss many times over.
Thouroughly they talked it through. Becoming more and more exited about their plan. It would be splendid. So much more glory would come of it to the most remoted part of the kingdom. Even to the places Lucifer had now taken residence in. He would be no match for “them”.
So what was this plan? What did it look like? Are you ready? They made MAN!
Oh it was glorious. Their joy had no end. All the kingdom’s servants rejoiced with singing and dance. They were so delighted with all the joy they would bring. These newly made creatures. They were truly something else.
Ah the apple of my eye, the King said with pride. Son these are your brothers and sisters. I’ll love them like I love you. Truly made in our image. Now our family is complete. And we will continue to grow as we will enable them to procreate themselves.
Oh such joy and delight. Son come dance with me. You want to hold them? And so Father and Son danced. The King and his Son Prince. From sheer delight.
This garden was a beautiful part of the kingdom Especially designed for their specific needs It had the most delicious fruit for them to eat their fill Beautiful lakes to swim in Breathtaking views of high mountain ranges Filled with many other creatures for them to enjoy and take care of All kinds of vegetation for them to tend to
But the greatest joy the garden contained was that at the end of every day The King would walk with them Hours they would spend Listening to the King and his Son Sharing the discoveries they made that day And the King would just love on them Thoroughly enjoying their excitement Over all the surprises they came to find Oh what joy it brought the King To see his children delight in everything
Now in the middle of this garden stood two trees Majestic Spreading out their branches wide With fruit as good as all the other ones Desirable to eat
One of these trees was called the Tree of Life If they would eat of it they would never die The other was the Tree of Knowledge Eating of it would lead to great darkness for men Because it was not only knowledge of good it would bring It was also the knowledge of darkness
So the King strictly forbade them to eat from it Because it would hurt them tremendously Only he was able To bear the knowledge of such evil It would utterly destroy them
So what was the King’s and his Son’s rescue plan If they were to rebel These glorious men?
They knew they took a risk By giving them free will But how could they not? What joy would it bring If they were mere robots? Doing everything by force and not by choice?
No that would never do It would give them no pleasure at all But oh if they willingly chose To be in relationship with them It would give them so much joy So they took a chance
In full anticipation what they would do If they would want their makers The King and his Son To be involved in their lives If they would be willing To put their trust in them That would give them so much delight
Because then they could give them so many gifts The greatest being to enclose themselves to them
Now of course they knew very well what would happen And yet they created the possibily that it wouldn’t It seems above understanding This foreknowledge of theirs
So they gave man a free will One of their very own And since love always hopes for the best So did they Fully putting their trust in them Yet another of love’s features We often fail to get But not they Being perfect
Oh how excited they were But prudent as well They knew very well they had an enemy That Lucifer would try to meddle with their plan And yet also him They had given free will
Now Lucifer lived In the place they had given to man It was not the place he was supposed to reign But like all rebels do He did not obey the King’s commands And so they were fully aware He would come and force his way in
But the King had great faith in man Knowing he had empowered them with great autority The power to resist Lucifer If he would come Was fully given them It was not out of negligence They placed man were Lucifer had access No rather it was all part of the plan He had for man
If they would resist their enemy He would truly know they had chosen their Maker And submitted to their King For obedience is no obedience at all If there’s no opportunity to disobey And love is not love If it’s not a choice that’s freely made
So even the rebellious Lucifer was part of a purpose To secure man To give them a choice to make Showing them they truly had a will of their own For without more than one option Free will was just a scam
And to give them a chance To fully show their love and devotion A chance to return What they had given them To respond to it in a fitting manner That suited the great love bestowed on them A chance to make this relationship voluntile So it would be really worthwile