God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the Archangel, found
him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired of God...:"Where have you
God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly pointed downwards
through the clouds, "Look, Michael, look what I've made.
Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"
"It's a planet," God replied, "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."
"Balance?" inquired 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. Over there I've placed a continent of
white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance
in all things." God continued pointing to different countries. "This one
will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in
The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and
said, "What's that one?"
"Ah, said God, "That's Washington State, the most glorious place on
earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests,
hills, plains, and coulees. The people from Washington State are going
to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going
to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable,
hardworking, high achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as
diplomats, and carriers of peace."
"What about balance, God? You said there would be balance"
"God smiled, "There is another Washington. Wait until you see the
idiots I put there."
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