The Garden ‘Stay here and watch with Me. My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death.’ Matt. 26:38 It was not by coincidence that Jesus chose a garden as the setting for the greatest battle of His earthly life. Wasn’t it in a garden that His ancestor, First Adam, had rejected Life and condemned all … Continue reading A Tale of Two Adams
Son of man You called Yourself! Though Son of God You are Son of Adam You became Outrageously claiming our identity Laying no blame Embracing our sordid history Shocking in Your refusal To stand separate from our misery You, who are the spoken Word, Creation’s unmatched sound Breaking violently into the awkward silence Upending … Continue reading Son of Man
Creation is groaning Laden with weariness Like a prisoner confined to shadows Aching with indefinable loss Haunted by elusive memories Of a distant day of brightness When nothing hungered And Adam’s touch Was free of fear Creation is listening Straining to hear again The laughter of innocence Echoing like a melodic song Summoning every … Continue reading Creation
In Australia we often say a son or daughter is the "spitting image" of his or her mother or father. Basically it means “to see the child is to see the parent”. Remember Jesus telling Philip that if he had seen Him, he had also seen His Father (John 14:9)? Jesus is the express image … Continue reading Becoming Christlike? I Don’t Think So!