Continuing my theme this week of what we’re about, here is my take on Adam and Eve:
He had no childhood memories
For formed as a man was he
And he and his wife
Began all human life
And their actions changed history
They lived long, we’re told, in banishment
Worked the land and toiled for food
But we’re yearning to learn
Did their hearts still return
To that garden, where all was good?
Their act of will left them free to choose
Made them slaves of their own desires
But it brought them great pain
And outside God’s domain
They lived closer to satan’s fires
So all through their seven hundred years
Did they harbour some deep regrets?
Did they relive that day?
Wish their choices away?
Seek forgiveness for Mankind’s debts?
We cannot know of their inner thoughts
But they had many years to reflect
Would they counsel today
Not to choose our own way
But to give God our hearts’ respect?
As their children grew and they peopled the Earth
Did they dearly desire God’s pardon?
Did they yearn for the love
They’d once known from above
When they walked in that tranquil Garden?