Unreasonable... On the EVE of Disobedience

Garden of Eden, Eve's Sin, We are guilty of Eve's sin
Logic denied it
And all reason defied
Why this beautiful woman
Had chosen to die

He’d given her everything
Earth below, sky above
She had no good reason
To turn from His love

And why would she listen
To hissed words so obscene
When later that evening
She could talk with the King?


What heart motives drew her
To take that first taste
When one bite condemned
Every child of her race?


She had fruit abundant
Peaceful days, tranquil nights
No sickness or heartache
Only joy and delight


A Father Who loved her
A husband who cared
A wonderful Garden
No cause for despair


How reckless her longings
That led to that bite
How foolish her thoughts
How tragic her plight


And I stand there with her
I know it’s the truth
I see them—my teeth marks
On that piece of fruit

No reason excuses
Our selfish disgrace*
Nor can logic explain
God’s unreasonable grace!+

copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2012
* Romans 3:23: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (NIV)
+ Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NIV)
This poem based on Eve's disobedience in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3)
 
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6 comments:

  1. Love this Gail! I'm going to share it with my bible study girls tonight! :)

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    1. Thanks, Leigh! I'm glad it blessed you and so glad you want to share it. Gail : )

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  2. Incredible! Thank you for linking up with Brag on God Friday.

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