Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God went missing for six days.
Eventually, Michael the archangel found him, resting on the seventh day. He
inquired of God, “Where have you been?”
God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards through
the clouds, “Look Michael, look what I’ve made.”
Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, “What is it?”
“It’s a planet,” replied God, “and I’ve put LIFE on it. I’m going to call
it Earth and it’s going to be a great place of balance.”
“Balance?” inquired Michael, still confused.
God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth, “For example, Northern
Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while Southern
Europe is going to be poor; the Middle East over there will be a hot spot.
Over there I’ve placed a continent of white people and over there is a
continent of black people,” God continued, pointing to different countries.
“This one will be extremely hot and arid while this one will be very cold
and covered in ice.”
The Archangel, impressed by God’s work, then pointed to a large land mass
and asked, “What’s that one?
“Ah,” said God, “That’s Wisconsin, the most glorious place on Earth. There’s
beautiful lakes rivers, streams, and an exquisite shore-line along the Great
Lakes. The people from Wisconsin are going to be modest, intelligent and
humorous and they’re going to be found traveling the world. They’ll be
extremely sociable, hard-working and high-achieving, and they will be known
throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of peace. I’m also going to
give them a super-human, undefeatable football team who will be admired and
feared by all who visit Lambeau Field.”
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed, “What about
balance, God? You said there will be BALANCE!”
God replied wisely. “Wait until you see the sore losers I’m putting next to
them in Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois.”
Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”