This Small Place We Call Home
Things have really happened in times past. Consider Adam and
Eve, our first parents. After God created them, he saw that they
were good and perfect in his sight. And God made a garden for
them to live on. And left the tree of knowledge of good and evil
in the midst of the garden which he forbade them to eat. Who
will question his authority? But I ponder these questions in my
heart: Didn't God know that Satan would come inside the garden
someday to deceive the couple? Or didn't God know that man would
fall some day?
But Satan the "serpent" deceived them to eat the forbidden
fruit. And because they both ate, God drove them out of the
Garden of Eden—the place they called home.
Man began to multiply, as God wanted it. But it grieved God that
he created man, when he saw that man's wickedness was great on
the earth and his thought was evil all the time. And God decided
to destroy the earth with water. Only Noah found favor from God,
because he was righteous. And after that, God blessed man to be
fruitful and multiply. Was it for another destruction? Or so
that man would not live to enjoy his days?
I will not make mention of Sodom and Gomorrah—cities that
God destroyed with fire. Because not even ten righteous men were
found there. This small place we call home would still be
destroyed. What the earth has never experienced in time past
would suddenly befall it. How terrible it will be on that day!
And I don't pray to experience it. That will be God's final
judgment on this world—a place we call home. A place where
both the young and the old will go to have their shelter after
the day's work. And our final resting place. Should we then call
God, the creator, a destroyer and a killer of man's joy? He
creates and destroys. What should we now call him? Name it!
No. Don't call him names. For he is a Proper Planner. He has a
purpose for everything under the heavens. I think in the case of
Adam and Eve, the garden was safe. He only made them to have
freewill. And to make a choice between life and death. For he
will not force man to choose against his will and desires.
And in the case of Sodom and Gomorrah—places where men
slept with men and where other horrible things went on, it was
In the new heavens and the new earth, God will wipe away all
tears from the eyes of men and women. And there would be no more
death, sorrow, crying, or pain—the former things would not
be remembered. Then everything shall be made new and perfect.
And that Satan, the deceiver, will finally be destroyed.
And then we shall call this earth, a home.
DD Phil is a romance writer. His book titled "How to Marry your
Spouse" is coming soon. Mailto: email@example.com