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Adam's Burden

Kneeling, rainsoaked in the Garden
Begging for Gods pardon
A low gutteral moan
 Emerges from his soul
No longer whole
Mankind stripped of his presence
Because of his offence
No more walks in the cool of the evening
No more blessings from above,
No more bathing in his love
One apple 
One bite
Doomed to walk alone at night
Creation removed from glory's light.
He feels his body in decay
For letting temptation have its way
Oh how he wishes it could all go away
He sees the future thats now paved
He wonders if his world can be saved
This guilt he cradles to the grave
But he sees a saviour in another age
Who will rewrite mankinds page
The single hope his kind will live
He hopes one day they can forgive.

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  1. Date: 12/6/2013 4:41:00 PM
    I love how you described the immense regret and sorrow Adam must have had after committing the first sin. He lost his fellowship with God and began to die physically and spiritually that day, along with the rest of creation. It doesn't end there though. You relay the hope creation has by the Savior. Thanks for sharing this powerful poem.

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Great testimony of your faith..Through one man's sin all men came uncondenation but through one man/God sacrifice upon that cross all men can be forgiven..Enjoyed reading this one today.Sara..I noticed that you stopped by my page..I appreciate your time spent there..