In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.(Genesis 1:1)… And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.(Genesis 1:31)… And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.(Genesis 2:2)
And on the seventh day, all hell broke loose.(Dorom here:now)
For eons, Lucifer wandered the area outside the borders of heaven. Boredom swept his mind and covered his thoughts. Only now he could realize what a fool he had been. “There I was, the most glorious of His children,” Lucifer thought to himself, “instead of enjoying and relaxing in the comforts of heaven, my strides for perfection blinded me of its beauties. Only after my foolishness did I learn that perfection wasn’t attainable.”
When at last he learned of God’s other children, he began to study their ways. He sat and watched, wishing he could regain that will to learn that they possessed. While observing these other children, Lucifer wished that he could play one of their games, the game of chess.
After searching the outer reaches and finding no one, he walked to the ‘gates’ and eyed Saint Peter. Saint Peter came to usher him away, but he took pity on Lucifer and began to play chess with him. This was how ‘The Chess Games’ began.
Our story began during such a game. Saint Peter was playing a very offensive game, while Lucifer only wanted news of happenings in heaven.
“Why, Peter, do the angels outnumber your kind in heaven, while there are a multitude of you scattered among the planets?” Slowly, almost annoyed with the interruption of his thoughts, Saint Peter replied, “After Adam and Eve committed the first sin, they and all their descendants were sentenced to earth until they had proven themselves.”
“But on earth, your kind is mortal.”
Saint Peter looked up from his chess board and studied Lucifer trying to capture his thoughts.
“Ah! So Man shall ever be reborn, until he has cleansed his soul of the ‘forbidden fruit’. At which time, he can take his place with God’s blessed children.”
“There is one exception,” Saint Peter revealed, “a human who sacrifices his life for another.”
“I would like to meet such an angel,” Lucifer said.
With a look of concern on his face, Saint Peter warned, “They are different than any you know. I don’t think the council would approve of such a rendez-vous.”
“Easy, Peter! I’m not looking for followers. Only looking to fill my curiosity.”
They played a few moves on the board. Peter’s thoughts were not on the game any more. His mind preoccupied with Lucifer’s odd request.
“Perhaps I’ll invite one to our next game.”
“I would enjoy that very much,” said Lucifer.
They continued to play …Peter won the game.