The story of Creation
Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God went missing for six
days. Eventually, Michael the Archangel found him on the seventh
day, having a rest. He inquired of God, "Where have you been?"
sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards
through the clouds, "Look Michael! Look what I have 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."
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. "And over there, I call
this place America. North America will be rich, powerful and cold, while
South America will be poor, hot and friendly. And the little spot in the
middle is Central America which is a hot spot.
Can you see the balance?''
"Yes" said the Archangel, impressed by Gods work, then he pointed to a
small part of land at the tip of a large land mass and asked, "What's
"Ah" said God, "That's Cape Town, the most glorious place on Earth!
There are beautiful mountains, vineyards, rivers, streams and an
exquisite coast line. The people are good looking, intelligent and humorous and they're
going to be found travelling the world. They'll be extremely sociable,
hard-working, and high- achieving, and they will be known throughout the
world as the best example of the human species.
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then declared, "But you said
there will be BALANCE!?"
God replied wisely, "That's why I made Johannesburg."