Friday, September 19, 2014

4-091, A Godly Visit

Ishtar was becoming aware that she was standing in the presence of a creature not of her kind.  As the realization filled her mind, she grew fearful for her life.  Should this person truly be a messenger of God, how could she survive?  She fell to her knees, clasping her hands together and raising them high, crying, “My Lord, forgive me for my insolence.  Forgive me… please… for looking upon the face of God!”

“Ishtar, stand up.”  A gentle, but firm voice responded.  “I am not God, just an ordinary servant of His house.  Now, please, my Sister, there is much to be done.  I have no time for this.  Please, stand.”

She pulled Ishtar up.  “Child… I am not from your world, that is true… but I am still your sister.  Are we not all children of God?”

Ishtar was nearly beside herself with anxiety.  The woman wiped the tears from the girl’s eyes and held her shaking hands.  “My child, blessed you are among women.  Had you not been found delightful to God, he would not have bothered with you.  You have nothing to fear from me… but there is reason to fear.”

That statement caught the girl’s attention.  The woman smiled.  “My Child, I have been sent to offer you a choice.”  She swept her left hand in the direction of the hills.  “Look please, to see your future. There are two roads being offered to you.  Each contains a blessing and a price, but one may be greater.  You choose.”

The woman opened her hand, revealing a tooled leather pouch.  Ishtar gazed down at its opening.  The purse was filled with silver and gold monies, a king’s ransom.

“Here...”  The woman placed the purse in Ishtar’s hand.

The girl gasped.  A person could live a lifetime and never acquire such wealth.  “What is this all about?”  She asked, not able to take her eyes off the money.

The answer came quickly.  “You may take this money and go.  Travel north, then east, continuing on until the roaring sea faces you.  There you will find peace for the rest of your many days in this realm.  A husband of valor and kindness will be waiting for you at the end of your journey.  He will fall in love with you and refuse to leave your side.  Never will cruelty and suffering befall you again.  Your womb will become fat with children, and your breasts will swell with the sweet milk of life.  No enemy will enter your gate, nor will famine or thirst find you.  That is the gift of the first road.”

A sweet smile crept across the girl’s face.  She imagined what her life would be like, her husband of valor, the many fat and happy children she would nurse.  And then the smiled faded as she considered the cost.  She slowly closed her hand around the money as if fondling a dream.  The girl frowned.  “What is the price?  What is the price of that road?  What does it cost me?”

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Of Councils Great and Small 2-0262-0272-0282-0292-0302-031,
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