God gives couple amazing anniversary present

Published 8:14 am Friday, September 27, 2019

Allen and Alicia were approaching their first wedding anniversary with great anticipation.
“Our first year together has been amazing!” Allen told his wife. “Our love for each other is only matched and surpassed by the love of God for us.”
“Yes, God the Father loved us so much that He sent His son, Jesus, into the world to die on the cross to save us from sin,” said Alicia.
Allen replied, “And tonight the Lord is going to allow us to dream a special dream.”
“A special dream?” asked Alicia.
“Yes,” Allen said, shaking his head in the affirmative. “He knows how much we both love to discuss the stories of Creation and the Garden of Eden, so tonight He’s permitting us to experience the Garden of Eden up close and personal.”
Allen and Alicia fell asleep holding hands, eagerly anticipating the dream the Lord had promised. Images of animals large and small, silent and noisy, exploded onto the big screens of their minds.
Suddenly, Allen and Alicia spotted Adam, who was busy naming the animals. Adam said, “I call you Tammy, Tom, Trish, and Travis, the world’s first turkey quartet.”
“Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble ” the turkeys agreed.
Allen and Alicia chuckled silently at this bit of comedy which was unfolding before them. Next, the couple would be treated to a mini-drama of sorts.
Adam gave names to the king and queen of Eden’s lion population. “Leonard, you will be the first king of the lions,” Adam said. To Lois, Adam said, “Lois you will be Leonard’s queen, ruling alongside your mate.”
Feeling the elegance of a royal ceremony, Allen and Alicia bowed to the world’s first royal lion couple. “Long live the king!” declared Allen.
“And long live the queen!” Alicia exclaimed.
Eve walked slowly toward Adam, with Robbie, an adult Rottweiller, close on her heels. “You’re a dog, a Rottweiler dog,” said Adam. “I think you might become man’s best friend.”
“That’s fine with me,” said Eve. “But just remember one thing. He was woman’s best friend first!
Finally, Adam addressed Eden’s first escargot couple. “I hereby name you the world’s first two snails,” Adam began.
“Why are you calling us snails?” asked Samuel, feigning a frown.
“That’s easy,” replied Adam. “Because you were too slow and I had to wait so long for you to get here.”
Sylvia chimed in very slowly, “Makes a lot of sense to me, Samuel. Makes a lot of sense to me.”
Allen and Alicia awoke, with images from Eden deeply etched in their memories. “Happy anniversary, honey!” said Allen.
“Happy anniversary, sweetheart!” replied Alicia.
“Happy anniversary, Allen and Alicia,” whispered the Sovereign Lord. “Happy anniversary!”
(To contact the writer of this column about speaking engagements (in the U.S.A.), including Christian Comedy Fundraising Outreaches, Christian Creativity Seminars and/or puppet ministry, please type “Speaking Engagements” in the subject line and e-mail raysofson@gmail.com, kidcool4jesus@yahoo.com or ministry4jesus@yahoo.com.)

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