The creation of Calvary.

The Father spoke into the very air and space which He created, forming a great ball out of absolutely nothing. Wrapping His Fingers around it, He scooted it several thousands of miles over to the left and placed it in direct proportion to the sun He had created just moments before.

“This is my favorite out of all of the other planets I created… this is the one I want to use.”  He stared at it with a sense of satisfaction, knowing that all He had made was good and perfect. Scanning it over He was trying to decide what to make first – deciding on light and darkness, then the skies, seas, and lands. Next He spoke all different forms of plantlife into existance – trees, grass, flowers, bushes – everything was beautiful… even the roses were very perfection, marred not by even the slightest hint of a thorn or blemish.

Looking back towards the endless space He had created just days before, God began to speckle the darkness with stars – all different shapes and sizes, but all with the same purpose: to light up the space in which they were placed. The moon was tossed among the stars, perfectly placed in direct proportion to God’s special handiwork – the world.

“That just about does it. Now I want to create something to enjoy this beautiful place that I’ve made…”  And with that, every animal imaginable began scampering through the meadows and the woods, the oceans were filled with creatures big and small. A lion and a small lamb made their introductions to one another beside a small grassy patch not far from a bed of lilies.

“This is good!”  The Creator stared at all that He had made, scratching His head – something was missing. “Ah, there must be someone to have dominion over all this… someone like Me… but not Me.”  And with that, He reached down near a willow tree and grabbed a handful of loose dirt. Shaping it in His Hands, He formed what He named “man” – for it was made in His very Own Image; and with one small breath into man’s nostrils, he lived.

God watched with pleasure as man opened his eyes and blinked vigorously as his eyes adjusted to the bright sun. Slowly sitting upright, he turned his head from side to side to take in all that was surrounding him. Animals had gathered around this new creation as he struggled to stand to his feet.

“Your name is Adam… and all this is yours.”

Looking over all tha He had made, He folded His arms with a puzzled look on His face. “Something is missing…something… but what…”  He scanned the whole world over again and again, pausing for a moment to study the man and the woman He had formed not so very long ago. “Oh yes…”  His countenance fell slightly. “I need one more mountain – not too tall, but tall enough to be seen from a distance…”  He looked over the Middle Eastern area of land, “There… that is the place it should be.”  He scooped up two handfuls of dirt and formed the small mountain. “Calvary. that’s what it shall be called.”

He glanced sadly at the small mountain before him, “All it needs now is a tree – a thick, sturdy tree – for it will have much to bear when the time comes.”

Adam watched as a tiny sprout began to grow up from the ground.

“Take good care of that, my child… it will one day serve a great purpose. It will help bridge a great gap that will one day be between heaven and earth.”

***While I realize that this story is not geographically or Biblically accurate in it’s entirety, thank you for allowing my imagination to run free for awhile, and thank you for taking the time to read it.***

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Posted on September 26, 2012, in Story and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Think of it as poetry. When you do, it’s very well written. It carries you along.

  2. So…god planned all along to murder himself? As a sacrifice to himself? To save his creation from the plan of condemnation he engineered in the first place?

    Seems legit.

    • “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” ~ Revelation 13:8

      God foreknew before Creation ever took place that His Son would one day die for the sins of the world — Jesus Christ was not God’s “plan B.” Nothing takes Him by surprise – He knew it would be this way from the beginning. Thank God for His omniscience.

  3. I guess I’m a little confused…

    Jesus is God’s son, but he is also God, right? So, in effect, God’s plan to deal with the problem of sin (which he knew human were going to do) was to commit a blood sacrifice of himself, to himself, to save mankind from himself…due to his plan of condemnation of sinners he designed in the first place.

    Is that accurate or am I missing something else?

    • God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are one God — yet they’re three seperate beings. It is important to note that when Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sins of the world, God the Father did not die. He was and is still very much alive and well – and so is God the Son, Who rose from the grace 3 days later!

      Jesus Christ did not become the “Lamb that was slain” to save us from Himself. He died to save us from OURSELVES. It is OUR fault that we are sinners – not God’s. He provided a way of escape for us. He required a perfect sacrifice, which the blood of goats and calves could no longer meet.

      “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.” – Hebrews 9:11-16

  4. Thanks for the clarification!

    Why would we need to be saved from ourselves though? There can only be sin if there is god too, right? In other words, there are three factors or entities here: mankind, god, and the sin that separates the two.

    If god is the supreme author, why design a system in which one of the three god types (the Son) must be sacrificed? Is this really the best plan He could conjure up?

    Also, why wait so long? If god knew mankind was sinful (or would become sinful), why not conduct the sacrifice immediately? That would have avoided the murder-the-whole-world flood that god orchestrated in Genesis.

    This just doesn’t make sense to me! 😦

    Even worse is the utter failure of this plan.

    Statistically speaking, Christianity has accounted for roughly a third of the population of Earth. That means, necessarily, that a full 66%+ of the population of Earth has been ending up in Hell after death for about the last 1,400 years or so.

    Now, if we were to evaluate God’s performance in terms of souls saved to souls damned…what could we conclude? I’m certain we would not conclude that the plan is even marginally effective. That is, unless we have a funny idea of what success looks like.

    Are you just that lucky? Being born in the United States! Yes!

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