Deft, with measured movement, the crafting by His hand,
From nought, the form emerges, each a plan so grand.
Polishing and filing, rough edges, gently sand,
Then a kiss, life breathing, with flowers, grace the land.
“Is He not the carpenter’s son?”
~ Matthew 13:55
Wind across the waters, the rippling waves unroll,
Lightest of all touches, the softest kiss behold.
Then its tale retelling, how once, from ancient old,
Life, from nought, beginning, by grace, His breath unfold.
“The spirit of God moved over the waters.”
~ Genesis 1:2
O raise your heads, the poor and maimed,
The LORD now calls, it’s you, He claims!
Salvation, grace, His wage and fame,
“The spotted and speckled among the goats: of such shall be my wages.”
~ Genesis 30:32
The sea, dark abyss, desert dunes,
Rolling streams, and mountain views.
Void was the canvas, no life, no tune,
Then painter divine, nature, his muse.
It seems a peculiar but yet, simple matter, choosing between two trees.
To eat the fruit from the Tree of Life or that from
the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Wouldn’t everyone have readily chosen Life over Knowledge?
Sadly, our daily experiences inform us otherwise as we regularly trade life giving opportunities in exchange for chances to draw flawed and often uncharitable judgements about God and our neighbour.
Suddenly, the dreadful choice made by Adam and Eve which we have often bemoaned for our fall, becomes ours too.
Our original sin.
“Out of the ground the LORD God made grow every tree that was delightful to look at and good for food, with the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”
~ Genesis 2:9