“What do you call them?” I asked Adam as I watched him petting a pair of small fury animals the likes of which I had never seen. “I have not given them a name yet.” he replied. “The name needs to fit their nature so until I know them better naming will have to wait.” As I stood their watching Adam interact with them I thought how wonderful it is to get to know my greatest of grandfathers. In the beginning of creation Adam had named all of the animals. I never thought about him actually knowing each one and all there was to know about them.
Adam was here to train me and I watched his every move. He is so good with animals. He has such a wonderful understanding of them. He seems to love getting to know all about them and their needs. I have learned much from him.
We walked through the forest and stopped at the edge of a clearing which was carpeted with a very curious plant. They looked like a cross between a mushroom and a jellyfish. They were clear as crystal and very fragile. The fragrance they emitted was sweet like a gardenia or a honeysuckle vine. Adam got down on his stomach on the ground and looked underneath the plants being careful not to touch them. “Take a look at this,” he said beaconing me to join him on the ground. I got down and peered under the canopy of the plants. I could see scurrying about a multitude of small bugs that where shaped like ladybugs. These were also clear in appearance every part of their anatomy was transparent. “I call these noseeums.” Adam whispered. “You really have to be looking for them to find them.” He added. Adam reached out and touched one of the plants with his finger saying, “watch this.” The outside covering shaped like a dome immediately inverted. The noseeums rushed in one accord and climbed all over the plant as if looking for the cause of the inversion. Finding nothing in or around the inversion they all gathered on the rim and jumped in unison into the air just a few inches high and all landed at the same time back on the rim which caused the plant to take its dome shape again. The noseeums headed off about their business. “Wow, our God is an amazing creator,” I said. Adam smiled and said, “He always has been.”
We walked around the edge of the clearing and came to a taller then normal tree. A monkey like animal high up in its branches came racing down the truck. “There you are,” Adam said in a sweet and low tone of voice. He reached out and took the animal into his arms. “We need to help this little one get back home.” We found Ezra and Tabitha in the next clearing walking in our direction. “You found him,” they said. Adam held out his arms and the monkey like animal leaped into Ezra's outstretched arms. “We will see he gets home safely.” Tabitha reached out to pet him and asked, “Will you be at the meeting.” “Yes, and Noah will be there too,” I said, anticipating Tabitha's next question. “Great, and I hear that Pastor will be there as well,” Ezra said.
Adam bid us farewell and I thanked him for his help. I led the way as we went to meet Noah. She was waiting for us near the Dan river. We walked along the bank of the river following its course to the City. We enjoyed our conversation. I have noticed that little to nothing of what we talk about has to do with our past. It is mostly about the here and now. Current events and anticipation seem to be the subjects at hand.
We entered the city and found our way to the building where we were to have our meeting. Every building in the city is uniquely shaped. Each building has a name. The one for which we were looking was dome shaped with seven towers. It looked much like a crown and is called “Life.” When all were present and accounted for we began to sing praise to our God. One started the song and each in turn added their on verse to it. Each verse reflected the unique experiences of the singer's walk with God. The song morphed into pure praise.
Ezra began: “Christ did my sins bare far away;”
Tabitha chimed forth: “And thus I live now and for aye.”
Noah sang: “Redeemed am I by His dear grace;”
Then, I pointing in the direction of the light, sang with all my might “Now I see Him face to face.”
Pastor in a quiet soft voice which was clear and sweet, sang: “Tis love amazing and so free;”
Jael took over the note an octave above: “that saved our souls for His glory.”
We prayed together and God was with us. We love these meetings. They are the high point of our one eternal day!
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