Before anything, God.
Father, Son, and Spirit existing perfectly
Not needing anything, having everything
With a love so full it was bound to break free.
The Father, working by the Spirit
Through the Son speaks and shows His might
Nothing becomes something when He cries
“Let there be light!”
Everything screams about His Name
From the playful dolphin to the busy ant
The unmoving oak to the blazing sun
Yet YHWH is still more radiant.
The crown of creation is
Set not upon the lion nor the gazelle.
The image of God is molded out of dust
And He makes man, male and female.
Man walked with God
And was given work by the Most High.
Subdue the Earth, bring out its potential
Be fruitful and multiply.
No strife did Man face,
Not between God, Himself, or Earth.
He was at harmony with all
Full of happiness, trust, and mirth.
Alas, that is not our story now
And Man did not always hold God so dear.
For Satan, the Accuser, came to
Whisper deadly lies in Eve’s ear.
“Did God really say?” He asked.
“Surely you will not die, my sweet,
Rather, God knows you will be like Him
If you take the fruit and eat.”
Eve ate and so did Adam
At that moment, Hell full of elation
Man, the head, had now fallen
And with him all creation.
God cursed His creation.
He called to the man and his wife.
Their work would no longer be easy
And the penalty for sin would be their very life.
God would have been just
To wipe out man,
Instead, God had designed
From before creation, a Master Plan.
With His curses, God
Promised something to the Snake.
Pain and sorrow mankind would endure
But His People He would not forsake.
From Woman would come
A seed who would be beaten dead
But in that act,
He would crush the Serpent’s head.
Centuries would pass,
Countless sons were born after the Fall.
Kings, warriors, and priests were given by God
Yet death proved the end of them all.
Had God forgotten?
Were God’s People to be forever doomed?
God reminded, “I do not change; therefore;
O children of Jacob, you are not consumed.”
God, Yes God Himself,
Would come for His Holy Name’s sake.
He would come as their Redeemer
And on his back, their stripes He would take.