Sunday, February 5, 2012

Prayer: While Earth Remains

God, who made the earth, declared it good in the beginning, meant a time and purpose for all things that were and would be.

While earth remains, there will be seed-time and harvest, summer sun and winter moon, the dead of night, the bright day.

Though humanity defiled the Eden God had cherished, God did not despise the earth whose worth its Maker could see.

So, in Christ God came from paradise to imperfection, repossessing earth and people through a tomb and a tree.

Wood, though felled to earth, produced a blossom none could perish; Seed, though dead and fallen, burst to life and rose up again.

We, who follow Christ, discover heaven though limitation; pruned, we bear more fruit, and grafted to the Vine we are free.

John Bell