In the time before time, when the past met the future,
Eternity spoke, and His voice produced nature
“Let there be light,” and the darkness was ruptured
Land, feather, hoof by pronouncement alone
Then the One Who is plural, the “They” Who is “He”
Said, “Let love take on form, tangible simile,”
From the Spirit and clay, the Lord formed family
And all was deemed good by Creator alone
But love isn’t love without loving an object
And the infinite King saw the need of His subject
So He acted again to improve on the perfect
Because it’s not good to be a man alone
Alone in the garden, the man anaesthetized
The one became two, dream became realized
Then two became one as each other they prized
So they would be never again all alone
Then serpent and fruit, “Did the Lord really say?”
Brought doubt and mistrust: “No, you won’t die that day.”
Relationship severed brings sorrow, decay
As choice leaves the two both together alone
Excuses aside, the Lord calls to His children
Assuring them they haven’t halted His mission
By wounds in the heel, He would bring restoration
“I will cover your sin. I won’t leave you alone.”
In the fullness of time, man again in God’s image
The Word became flesh; we saw grace in His visage
He went to the cross that the grave He would pillage
To save us from being forever alone
Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani!
The Word cried in excruciating agony
The fruit of a woman gave up life on a tree
The only man ever that God left alone
But why do you look for the dead in a graveyard?
The stone rolled away, the Lord revealed the trump card
“Peace to you; touch the wounds.” Heaven’s gates will not be barred!
Restored to the Father, no longer alone
So now you’ve received the image restoration
Go forth in that image to each people and nation
Spread the word. Speak His name. Baptize for regeneration.
I am with you always, to the end of the age. You are not now, not soon, not ever alone.
(From a confirmation camp weekend that focused on Genesis 1-2)