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Easter's Eve

This week is different, special. Because yesterday was different and oh-so special. In honor of Easter and our Savior's sacrifice, I thought it would be nice to share a poem...

About the beginning. When all was pure. Until it wasn't.

As you read, think about God's master plan, His redemption plan, rescue mission. And thank Jesus, our ultimate Rescuer, for becoming our way home.




Is what   I am     He says


I used to be    Nothing

Enshrouded in darkness

Cool and compact earth


But then     He made me

Out of dirt    and a figure    

Form like mine     with a cut in his side


The figure is    Adam    Man    

And I am     Eve     Woman    

He says

And we are   His     He says

He is Abba     Father


The air is sweet     in the garden

Like honey    Salt    Earth

The breeze flows      Fresh   True

Leaves sway    Flowers dance

I dance with them  

Birdsong    Sunshine  Melody

This is Eden     He says


We are free    Except for one tree

Adam and Eve     And Abba

Trinity     In the garden      We dance


Now we are racing    With Abba

Through the trees    Dash     Laugh

Adam holds my hand     Faster

We are in the lead     faster

Abba laughs     Like gentle thunder

We hop the stream      Past Lion    

Breathless    Giggle    faster


The air changes

Cool    And crisp     Like ripe fruit

Sweeter than honey

It pulls us in  

We change our course

Chase desire    faster


It is in the distance   Towering    Proud

Swollen fruits overflow    Pull us in

We run     Closer    Closer     Closer

We stand below     The great tree

The forbidden tree     Frigid wind blows

I shiver in the shadows

We need to leave

But stay      mesmerized

Gaze at the fruit above     Longing

And I see it    Dark    Slithering   Slimy

Fire eyes lock with mine

I want to look away    It taunts   Closer

But Abba said—

Closer    Taste     See     Know


Cold wind blows     I shiver in delight

Lean in to the shadows

Reach up       grasp the fruit    Snap

I take a bite    

Sweeter than honey

Richer than wine      

I thrust the miracle over to Adam

He takes a bite

Closes eyes in ecstasy

I take it back    Another bite

And another      Another

Beloveds    Abba    Where have you gone?


The fruit in my mouth rottens

What have I done?

Bitter      Sour      Mold       Vile

I spit it out     desperate to get away  

Adam does the same

We lock eyes      Stare in horror

My stomach heaves       I taste bile

Fruit upended     In the dirt

My form shakes     cold and clammy

Mind races    can’t breathe 

I want to sink   back into the dirt    hide

What have I done?

Legs tremble     we run through dark

Away from Abba


We hide in the shadows    under the trees

Light scatters across our flesh

Bare     Exposed     I want to cover up

Need to cover up    use leaves and flowers    

I am not dancing anymore

My flesh is chilled    weak    insides knotted

I wish I could be     Nothing     again


He calls      Beloveds

Come to Me

But we do not


He finds us     Huddling in the dirt

Galaxy eyes stare      Despair

Grin gone         furrowed brow

My stomach aches    I caused this

But still light      Love        In His eyes

He asks what we have done

We confess

We have disobeyed    ate the fruit

We are a mess

I look away      sick    limbs shaking

Watery eyes watching the dirt


Warm hand under my chin    Strength

Pulls me up    I let my gaze rise

Lock eyes with Love    

There are tears in His eyes too

He turns to Adam     Does the same

Abba is huddled    Like us    In the dirt


He gives us each a hand     Firm grip

Warmth rushes through me    Pulls me up

We rise

Three in One     into Light


Abba says we cannot stay

Sin has come    He says

We have sinned.    

We have to leave Eden  Paradise  

I don’t want to    

I want to run   race    dance

Like before   

But we are broken now     cannot stay


Do not fear     He says

That is what I felt     that day

Aching     trembling      lost

Away from Abba

I feel fear often now     I do not like it


Do not fear      He says

He will make a way    a new Way

We will be One again      He says

Just wait       have faith

He will be with us always    forever

To the very end of the age    


So we will wait    I will wait

Outside of Eden     in the dark

I know Abba will carry me home

I wait     Trust      Pray     Praise

His forgiveness is great

I abandoned Him

But He     does not     abandon me


Forgiven  Is what    I am

Beloved   Is what    I am



Is what    I am     His



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Maddie, this poem was amazing!!! You brought this part of Genesis to life. I felt the joy, love, laughter and happiness. And then…..I felt the confusion, the shame, the fear and the sadness. THEN I felt the overwhelming love of God tell them he still loves them.

Thank you for sharing your talents!!!!’


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