Category Archives: Good and Evil

Many Sons and Daughters to Glory.

“Perdita – A Lost Child”, is not a real allegory.  But it is about our relationship with the eternal.   And  THAT could only begin with the Son.   The son of the High King, the young prince.

Many might ask – If the High King is so smart and so powerful, why did he even allow the prince to be kidnapped.  Like God letting Jesus die.   As in the Bible – there is a REASON.  The reason is me.  Or you. The reason given in Scripture is “In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting for God, for whom and through whom all things exist, to make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering. ”  Hebrews 2:10

But in our story – there is also a reason.  (Sorry no spoiler here! but you can read it for yourself it is in the first chapter which is here – Free Chapter 1 - The Crime (92 downloads) )
Art Work by Tina Steele Penn  -“Lifted up”


But it begs the question, would he have for only one.  How much are we loved?  How far will he go to bring us home?

A couple of answers –

It is rare indeed for anyone to die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.…”  Romans 5: 7-8

“What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the pasture and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?  And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders,…”  Luke 15:4

Joyfully.  “For the joy set before Him endured the cross,”  To bring many sons and daughters to glory.  Where it begins… “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son.”

And – “The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.”  Jeremiah 31:3

So yes, it had to begin with King Caelestis – And the young prince.

Chapter One – The Crime.   Chapter 1 - The Crime (92 downloads)

“Perdita – A Lost Child”  on  Amazon

Life is good! Until it isn’t.

“The night had fallen gently on the sleepy kingdom
following a day that had been bright and peaceful. The
fields had been mown, the bread had been baked, the floors
swept and the linens aired.

The soft breeze whispered that
tomorrow would be bright and shining as well.
The servants of the High King were readying the
great house for the night. The king and his household had
all retired to their family rooms. In the nursery, the nurse
sat rocking the young prince. His cry had been unusual
tonight, and she was tired from the watch.
Quiet was sitting about the King’s house like a great
calm; the sun had shuttered his eyes and darkness was now
gathering in the streets and hedgerows. Outside in the
deepening colors of the evening a traitor was working his
greedy trade.”  Excepted from “Perdita – A Lost Child” by Tina Steele Penn

No matter what we do, how many I’s we dot and T’s we cross, Evil creeps into our lives and destroys our plans and protections. We can plan everything ever so carefully, and bless it with prayers and preparations, but nevertheless, often, it attacks us through the very cracks under the door.  No wonder ancient peoples believed in signs and curses.

We think of ancients as uneducated and unevolved peoples.  They believed in other beings, gods, and spirits, angels and demons.  Other worlds beyond the physical, that could not be seen, only felt.  But these ancient people could transnavigate the globe without computers, merely by watching the stars. The stars we barely know. They memorized entire books, down to the commas and periods.  They knew geneologies back twenty generations, and understood the intracacies of the law down to each individual person, no lawyers needed.  They lived so close to nature they understood the import behind every wind, to their good or detriment. They interacted and talked with the Supreme Creator that created them and gave them life, and understood the dangers of an Evil actor.  And they knew that they were not alone.  That they were caught in a supernatural, or extranatural war between good and evil, and sometimes the battle will come to us – inspite of our best efforts.

Psalm 4:8

John 16:33

Ephesians 6:12

Matthew 4:45

Phillipians 4:13

A Tale Older Than Time…