Over the years Spirit has given messages through fables and stories to make a point. Some of their stories are wildly odd while others are more like children stories. This story is a reflection of the relationship with our Creator, the difference from what we expect of our God to what is given.
The fool Part 1
There was this Fool who lived in a time before history was written. He was a fisherman that switched to become a farmer, he had a meager farm, a simple life, a nice wife that no matter how hard they tried could not bare any children. His plants did not grow, though he wasn’t entirely sure how to grow them. Meanwhile he coveted the farms and families around him that were very rich and lush. He had plenty of land, it just failed to grow the crops. It was believed at that time that God, lived on an island over an endless ocean. Determined to find out why his life was so unfruitful he went on a mission to find God so that he could ask why God had cursed him. He purchased a small ship and prepared for his year long journey across the ocean to an unknown island, without a map or compass. He would consult three different Oracles prior to his journey and all three warned him that if he crossed the ocean his ship would be destroyed by the storms that passed, and his house would burn, but he would find what he was looking for. So he made love to his wife one more time, and then in the morning set out on his journey. His journey was long and lonely, he had enough food but not enough water, which made him thirst so much. Twelve months passed when finally he saw at a distant land. To the left of him a large storm approaching. He remembered what the Oracle had warned, but he had faith that God would protect him so he tried to out race the approaching storm. It did not work, and the storm crushed his ship like twigs against a heavy wind. He would awaken to find himself washed ashore, the ship was with him but in tatters, sprawled across the beach. Then suddenly the gleaming sun was blocked by the shadow of a man. A peach fell to the ground as if an offering to the fool. He looked up to see a short, pudgy, bald man with beady eyes. He grabbed the peach and consumed it in two large bites.
“I am searching for the creator.. do you have an idea of where I can find him here?” The fool replied out of breath.
“You found him…” the short man responded
“You??” said the fool
Just at that moment the fool noticed there were, birds, insects, reptiles of all kind behind him just waiting, following his every step.
“It is you!.. I have so many questions.. so many things I want to ask you!”
“Wait.. while you were on your journey, your wife gave birth to your son.” the Creator responded.
Suddenly all of the questions the fool asked left his mind, he could only think about his need to get back home, his need to be with his wife and new born son. How would he do it? His ship was in tatters, the ocean was huge?
“Please God will you help me.. have these birds carry me across the ocean to my home.. part the ocean so I can cross the seas.. teach me to walk on water so I can get back to my wife.”
The creator scratched his head curiously and said
“Why would I do that when we can simply fix your ship.”
Together, they would begin to rebuild the ship.
Part one of this small series, makes two points. The first is our tendency to put our failures and problems as something God has done, and not poor decisions that we have made along the way.
The second is something I have noticed over the years, one of the biggest differences between the Spiritual realm and all of us here. There is this expectation from humanity that anything God related would be shown with grandeur, that miracles have to have a supernatural element behind it, one that no human could possibly do. But that’s just not true. Our creator solves problems in the smallest simplest way. Has it ever happened to you? That event when everything is going wrong and then something small or simple just fixes the entire situation. His actions always reflect humility, simplicity, and patience. Really think about it, plants and trees are created with the smallest simplest seed. Even with humanity its that one small seed that gives life to all of us. So if you’re looking for your Creator look into all that is small and simple, you might just find him.