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.
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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
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