Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Minnie Goes to Heaven (35)

(a novel continued)

Angels with eyes all over their wings worshipped God on the sea of glass. The angels had six wings each. One of these angels reminded Minnie of a lion, another of an ox, one looked like an eagle and the one Minnie liked best looked like Hershal.
These angels were singing, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is, and is to come.” The people gathering in their shining gowns took up the song and soon everyone was singing, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” All of heaven reverberated with the sound. 
The elders stepped down from their thrones, removed their crowns and knelt. They called out, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
All the people and angels knelt as one, singing, “Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lamb that sits before the throne.” Then Minnie noticed Jesus. He looked like a lamb. Lightning flashed from the throne and peals of thunder rang out.
The four mighty angels with the eyes all over their wings danced and flew as they sang, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty...” The flew around the throne and high into the heaven above the throne and over the people surrounding the throne. Minnie looked about. As far as she could see, people and angels formed a sea of white crystal. Minnie was part of the sea. The sea waved and danced and sang shimmering across the meadow for miles and miles.
Minnie had never in her life on earth been part of such a wonderful moment. She looked at God on his throne. He looked right into her soul. It seemed as if He had eyes for her alone. She heard, “Minnie, I love you.” Her heart swelled with joy and pleasure. She sang out, “You are worthy, our Lord and our God.”
The singing and dancing went on for hours. Then the four angels with the six wings took out four large baskets. Thousands upon thousands of angels rose up from the sea of crystal and flew over to the four angels with the baskets. They took bread from the baskets and flew back over the crystal sea dropping bits of bread. The people gathered up the bread. “It is heavenly manna,” said the woman who stood next to Minnie.
Minnie ate. The bread smelled freshly baked and tasted sweet.
Then a fountain poured out from before the throne. A river of heavenly water ran down among the people. Minnie watched as others scooped up the water in their hands and drank. She tried this. The water tasted like wine, the best wine she had ever tasted, pure and clear and delicious.
Minnie felt like she could fly. She checked to see if she had sprouted wings. Of course she hadn’t and felt embarrassed that she had thought such a thought. She looked at God. “Father, forgive me for not being content with how you made me.” He winked at her. 

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