|Chapter 196||The Great Gospel of John, Book 1|
More miraculous angelic service in Kisjonah’s house. Just one angel in charge of the terrestrial plant world. The angel’s hints about his power, which only is that of the Lord. The quick messenger.
1. Kisjonah goes to the larder and finds the neatly arranged supplies of milk, cheese and butter in their respective places, then goes to the barns, finding them full; for even the ripened harvest of the field had been brought in. He then goes to the great stables for cattle, sheep as well as donkeys, finding everything properly attended. From there he goes to his big office building, checks the books and finds everything in proper order, checking the tills and finding them all full. He rushes to the large kitchen and there finds everything fixed up by the right quantity and selections, fully cooked, asking the men and women cooks how this may have taken place. These can tell him only, 'A beautiful youth came into the kitchen, saying; place the foods in the bowls as they are already well prepared. We checked the foods and it was as the youth said, who immediately left us. Taste them, and you shall see it is so.'
2. Sampling the foods, Kisjonah finds the cooks are telling the truth. He quickly betakes himself back to the big room where I was, and the youth asks him, 'Now, are you happy with me Kisjonah?'
3. Says Kisjonah, 'Much of the supernatural has indeed already taken place in my house, for which I could not account other than say, with God all things are possible. Yet this nevertheless is the most incredible so far. To carry out in a moment a task that could have taken a solid day's work, that as said, through a man filled with God's spirit is understandable. But that a hundred tasks in widely separated locations can be simultaneously carried out by one human being in just one moment is a completely different thing, and to a mortal is entirely beyond grasp or intellectual acumen, and I can only once again say, Lord, have mercy upon me, a poor sinner, for never shall I be worthy of Your living under my roof.'
4. Say I to Kisjonah, 'Let you now cease your astonishment and have your people bring in the foods, for we are all now in need of the same.
5. But if you are already so much taken aback with this, what will you say if I tell you that, of a truth, on the entire earth, only one angel is assigned the task of caring and acting upon all the grass, shrubbery and trees: for the bringing forth of all the most diverse fruits, as well as take care of all the animals of the sea, air and upon the land? Such too shall be incomprehensible to you; and yet behold, it is and takes place so. Hence do not be astonished unduly, but go and let the foods be brought in through your servants.'
6. Says Kisjonah, 'Lord, my only love and life, what if You were to permit this wonderful youth to assist me with getting the large quantities of food in here, since it is bound to take my servants a full hour?'
7. Say I, 'Just so, avail yourself of him. Only cut out the excessive amazement, for you know that with God all things are quite easily possible.'
|Chapter 196||Mobile view About us|