And God said, let us …
Some time before the foundation of the earth (or thereabouts),
the Father said to Jesus,
I want to have some children of my own!
Jesus looked at the Father saying,
That is a super idea, but if they are to be children of yours,
they are going to have to be real special!
You are right, the Father replied,
and that is why I plan that they should be just like you, Jesus!
That’s wonderful! However Father, have you given it enough thought,
because for them to truly be children of yours,
they are going to have to be able to decide for themselves!
The Father nodded,
Yes I know, giving them a free will could be tricky,
but unless we do it that way, there is no reason to do it!
Well I think it is a great plan and a wonderful opportunity to live love
… Agape, the very thing that you are Father!
Yes! the Father replied excitedly,
Let’s do it, let’s express what is in us, because what is in us is the fullness of life,
and is more than enough to be able to counter any challenge.
I like that, Jesus added,
and I will be there to help you make it possible Father!
Just then the Holy Spirit interrupted them saying,
Do you realize how unpredictable children are?
Yes we do, they answered.
And, the Holy Spirit continued, do you realize what it takes to raise children,
to teach them to make the right decisions, and to stand by those decisions?
Yes we do, they answered, and that is why we have decided to give you the job!
What job? the Holy Spirit asked surprised.
The job, the Father replied, to help, teach, guide and show our children,
not just what to do and to choose, but also those things to come,
so that they will be prepared for life, and so they will know
how to receive life and walk in the fullness of life,
that life that Jesus will restore to them when they fail!
The Holy Spirit smiled and said,
I thought there was a catch somewhere,
but I still think it is a great plan!
Having thus agreed together, God said …
Let Us make man in Our image and according to Our likeness …!