INTRO: This Christian poem is the fourth and final part of the poem about the Bible story of Adam and Eve. I wrote this whole poem about Adam and Eve in 2017. God had a plan of salvation, glory and peace born out of His love for His creation, which He revealed to them before they left the garden. Beverley Joy
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God so loved Adam and Eve
He showed them grace and mercy
They did not die when they disobeyed
But death entered the world that day.
God’s punishment was a death sentence
Which all their dependants would inherit
For disobeying His law and order
For God is good but He is also just.
Adam and Eve went on to live
For many hundreds of years
God blessed them with many descendants
Who spread to inhabit the earth.
They shared in God’s rest and peace
When they lived in harmonious
Relationship with God, creation and each other.
But their garden rest and peace was lost
The whole of creation would begin to decay
Now the world would begin to spin out of control
And fill with chaos and disorder.
But wait….I hear something coming in the future
Eve’s descendants would act selfishly
Just like she had, and make decisions
From their limited human perspective
Instead of asking God for wisdom.
The curse of pain in childbirth
And emotional pain of motherhood
Children will rebel and disobey
History would repeat itself.
From now on, women would live through life
Marked by sorrow, pain and strife
With disorder in relationships
In marriage and in friendships.
But wait…I see something coming in the future
Now Adam would have to work hard and sweat
To make the ground grow food for them
They would miss the ease of abundance
Once freely available in the garden.
Social disorder and trouble at work
In communities and countries abroad
War, famine, and poverty
Natural disaster and disease.
If only they had not disobeyed
And from God turned away
But the rebellion of God the creator
Damaged the created order.
But wait…I remember something about the future
They lost their peace and rest with God
Their evening time to walk and talk
Their relationship with God, now broken
Lost forever, their home in the garden.
No one would go back into the garden
God would not allow this to happen
To protect mankind for all time
From eating from the Tree of Life.
All their descendants and all generations
Would battle the evil within themselves
In relationship to God and others
A long-time of suffering and struggle.
Now I know…
God’s message of hope and His guidance
Throughout history, God kept His promise
Directing events, countries, and Kings
To fulfil His purposes and will.
God had already made a plan
Before the world was created
A plan to forgive and save
A plan wrapped in His love, glory, and grace.
In Genesis three God made a promise to Eve
That one day a Saviour will claim victory
Victory over sin and death
And return creation to the peace of the garden.
He continues to call us to trust and obey Him
To accept His mercy filled gift of forgiveness
To walk and talk with Him and rest
In His everlasting joy and peace.
Beverley Joy © 2017 of Simply Story Poetry. All Rights Reserved.
You can listen to all my poems on several podcast platforms here
The Zondervan NASB Study Bible 1999 Zondervan Michigan U.S.A.
Matthew Henry’s Commentary of the Whole Bible 1960 Marshall, Morgan & Scott
Genesis An Introduction and Commentary. Rev. Derek Kidner. The Tyndale Press 1967
Genesis 3 A devotional and expository study. Edward J. Young. The Banner of Truth Trust 1966