Looking Toward Eden

This was inspired by Pastor Colin Smith and his series, Unlocking the Bible. He basically told this story and it impressed me so much that I wanted to tell in rhyme.

The Flaming Sword


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Looking Toward Eden

We’re standing on the outside
Looking back at Eden’s gate.
We’d love to be back safe inside
But Sin says it’s too late.
For there are fearsome cherubim
With flashing, flaming sword
That bar us from the garden and
They cannot be ignored.
We’re helpless and so all alone,
At least that’s how it seems,
And then we see the Son of God
Come down as in our dreams.
He came to stand beside us;
He said we’d be redeemed.
And then He started forward
Into certain doom, it seemed.
He walked into the flashing sword!
I saw it cut Him down.
The King, who died for all my sins
Although He wore the crown.
But then I saw the flaming sword
Had broken in the act
Of cutting down the King of kings
And that had changed the facts.
He’d made a way for our return;
He’d opened up the door
So we could come through Him to God
And fellowship once more.

©2011 Denise McKenney

Feel free to print, share or repost anything on this blog. I do ask that you let me know if you use one of my poems on your blog or at your church somehow. It might give me an idea of better ways to spread His words, which I am always looking to do. And of course, always keep the copyright symbol and my name with the poem so I continue to have the right to use them. You may not realize that if something is posted enough times without the copyright notice, I could lose the copyright and then someone else could conceivably file for a copyright and I would no longer be able to use my own poems! It has happened, so please make sure the (c) is always on the poem whenever you repost. Thanks!

God bless,
Denise McKenney

About dforchrist

I am a 50+-year-old Christian, live in Indiana with my husband and 3 cats, and love Jesus. God has been giving me the ability to write incredible poems lately as well as the urge to share them. I pray they touch you as He intends.
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