God Chats with Abel… How God has revealed.
As the two of them were sitting by the camp fire in the middle of the night, looking at the sky, Abel said to God: “Sir, that is beautiful. And You made all of that?”
“I sure did” responded God. “I spoke and it all was created.”
“Wow,” said Abel. “Tell me about it all. I want to know just what’s out there and how it came to be.”
“Well,” replied God. “This gets to be a bit complex. I’m not sure you will be able to understand.”
“Please, tell me. I really want to know” begged Abel.
“Let’s see. We need to go back to before the beginning. There was nothing out there in what someday will be called the universe. Nothing at all. There were Me, My Son and My Spirit and some angels.”
Abel stopped looking at the sky and stared at God, obviously questioning. “Before the beginning? Nothing at all? A Universe? You and Your Son and Spirit and angels. I’m not sure I get it.”
“See, I warned you it was a bit complex. Do you see all those stars up there? I know every one of them by name. I made them. And there are billions and billions of them you don’t see. They’re gathered into what someday man will call galaxies.”
Able furrowed his eyebrows. “You made them from nothing? There are more than I can see? And what are these “billions? I’m still trying to figure out how to count things. Will I use a base 10 or a base 60? I haven’t figured out “zero” yet. You’re right, this is a bit much.”
The conversation continued into an endless night. The more God tried to tell Abel about His creation, about Himself, the more confused Abel became. Finally, Abel said “Lord, this is really too much for my little brain. Tell me what I need to know right now.”
“Ahhh,” said God. “You’re beginning to show wisdom. Right now, what you need to know is that in the beginning, I created everything, including your mother and father. Don’t worry about how I did it, just know that I did. I will show you more, reveal things to you (man) or your descendants (mankind) that will just blow your mind. But it will be like building a house, as your brother Cain has done. We’ll have to start at the bottom, the foundation, and build a bit at a time.”
“OK,” said Abel. “But you have me very, very curious. I’m never going to stop asking questions, You know.”
“Good! I want you to exercise your mind. I will reveal things to you a little bit at a time as you are able to handle what I show you.”
“One more question, Lord. Tell me about Your family, about this Son of Yours.”
“THAT is far more than you can handle now, Abel. It will have to wait until a bit later. I see the sun is rising. It’s time for Me to go. But I will always be close. Keep asking and learning My son. I will provide answers. Shalom.”
And so God has fulfilled His real promise made in this fictional tale. Throughout the Old Testament, He revealed His character and His plan for mankind. In the New Testament, He completed this task through His Son, Christ Jesus. There will be no more revelation of God’s character or plan until the Son returns.
But does that mean that God is through? Absolutely not! Each day, we learn more about the magnificence and majesty of His creation. Daily, if we seek, we learn more about the Son, come to greater understanding. With the accumulation of knowledge, mankind grows. With the accumulation of understanding, each of us as individuals grow.
As a child learns math beginning with simple counting, not calculus or multi-variate statistics, humankind has needed to learn who God is and what He has created in successively building stages. And there is still so much to learn… He’s still revealing.