Hello there!! This is my fifth snippet in this series! I hope you enjoy it! The character’s have strayed a bit from the city and I haven’t been able to incorporate as many scripture references but don’t worry! Next week, we’ll be bringing it back to the Bible with a snippet based on a part of Isaiah 65!!
Disclaimer: I got most of my facts from The Holy Bible. I have added Bible references in the places where I have specific facts. Everything else I completely imagined. To be honest, I’m sure the New Earth is actually going to be way more interesting, awesome and full of God’s majesty than I show here. So enjoy, but do so with an open mind.
I followed the direction Aiyden’s finger was pointing and then gave a solid nod.
“Yes, let’s head towards that cliffside”
And with that we set off, chatting about what we thought would be cool to find in the forest and by the huge cliff beside it.
“Ooh. I want to see a gazelle.” Aiyden said.
“In a forest?” I chuckled.
“Well… no. But it would be fun to see one!”
“True. It would be fun to see just about anything, to be honest.”
“Yeah. I wonder if we’ll see any lizards or frogs!”
“What about plants? I’d like to see some wildflowers.”
“Ooh. And ferns.” Then Aiyden gasped, “Or climb a Redwood!”
“Oh! Yes! Redwoods can be up to three-hundred feet tall. It would be awesome to climb one.”
At that, Aiyden took off. I shook my head and raced after him. Once I caught up I spoke,
“This would be more fun on a doe.”
“Probably but running on my own two feet makes me feel so free” He spread his arms wide and screamed on the top of his lungs as we ran through a grassy yellow open field. I joined in,
“YAHOOOOOOOO” I felt no pounding fear in my chest of tripping as I ran at top speed. I knew I’d be safe in the arms of God. So I ran free, with no concerns.
“GOD IS SO AMAZINGGGGGGG. AHHHHHHHHHHH” I put my whole voice and strength into that yell. It felt so good. My lungs didn’t hurt and neither did my ears. Yelling took no effort and it felt so unrestrained and freeing.
Aiyden and I slowed as we entered the forest.
“We should tiptoe” Aiyden said in a whisper.
“Aiyden… We won’t scare the animals no matter what we do” I chuckled and shook my head.
“The animals? No, I’m tiptoeing because it’s fun” He said giving his eyebrows a wiggle.
“Alright then” a playful smile grew on my face and I joined in, trying to suppress my laughter.
“Look,” Aiyden pointed to a gecko who was slinking towards us.
I bent down and put my hand out. The scaly green gecko stepped onto my hand and I lifted it to eye level.
“George” said Aiyden.
Aiyden snorted and I finally let my laugh lose.
George the gecko licked his eye and then turned and jumped off my hand.
“Where are you going, George?” Aiyden ran after the gecko and I had no choice but to follow.
We darted through the thick green underbrush. After… a gecko. I couldn’t help but laugh as we ran.
Eventually, the gecko stopped and so did Aiyden.
“What’s–woah” In front of me stood a huge cliff and ledge with water pouring off of it. The water happened to catch the light just right and a rainbow was easily seen in its mist. As I stepped up beside Aiyden, I felt the mist of the waterfall soak my skin. Below the waterfall was a deep river that flowed to the south. Where does it go? I wondered. (To be continued…)