Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Angel’s Agony
Michael was in Japan. The Archangel’s wing span was more than 50 miles as he protected the country from radiation. He had been there for a week now. Too late to prevent the disaster, but on time to witness the devastation. Michael watched as humans tried to contain their creation. He watched as they searched through ruins hoping for a miracle. He watched as bodies rolled in with the tide and littered the beaches as the tide went back out. Parts of him were already feeling the wounds of radiation exposure. As always, it would not kill him but he would feel its pain.
As the Archangel performed his mission to intervene and protect man, he commanded legions of guardians across the globe. The earth had much trouble. Senseless mutilation and death both natural and caused by man. His legions,uncountable to all but Michael,and He who created them, were well engaged in their created purpose to intervene at the benefit of men. As Michael’s thoughts turned to the senseless preventable tragedies a pain that shook the angel’s core broke his heart. It was a heart broken many times. Its history could be told by its scars, its capacity to love by its size and the dried blood that formed a skin around it.
As Michael grieved watching the horrific scene below,his consciousness was snapped into the moment by a voice. It was not human, nor did it come from the kingdom. It was like thunder, it was meant for and it was heard only by the Archangel. It was familiar, it repeated its message, ”You have Doubts.” it said. The voice was undeniable, it was Michael’s brother. It was Lucifer. A greater pain unleashed in the angel, as it sounded again, “You have doubts.” Though shocked by the contact, Michael was not surprised by the message. Michael looked upon Japan and its failing reactors, man’s own creation gone out of control. If man was made in the image of the One who authors life and man could lose control of what he created, than could not the Creator of all lose control of man? Was this inability to keep control a part of the One who sees all, now passed on to men as part of His image?
It sounded again ripping a fresh wound in the heart of Michael, “You have doubts.” Its direction was clear. Though it had been millenniums, Michael knew the way well. In less than a human second he summoned four guardians to take his place. As they assumed their vigil, Michael turned and flew toward Lucifer’s voice. He moved toward the Depths, to his brother’s banished place of dwelling.
In the Kingdom, protests echoed in the ears of Him that hears all. They begged the Creator to stop Michael. A thought came from Him that knows the beginning and the end. It was instantaneously placed in the consciousness of all in the kingdom, silencing their protests. The Archangel Michael heard it as well. It was simple,it was resigned. It said, “Let Michael go”. The kingdom wept, as did the One who Creates all. The blood flowed freely from Michael’s heart as he continued on toward Lucifer.