Friday, September 7, 2012

Creation and Kingdom

The Drama of Scripture cover from

An epic poem based on The Drama of Scripture: 
Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story
By Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen

Act 4: The Coming of the King: Redemption Accomplished
Act 5: Spreading the News of the King:
The Mission of the Church
Act 6: The Return of the King: Redemption Completed

Act 1: God Establishes His Kingdom: Creation
Creation and Kingdom

In the beginning
The Word was spoken
In flashed the light
As the darkness was broken
In the beginning God
His Spirit hovering over
His Kingdom established
Order out of chaos
And all a shiny new

Garden green and peaceful—sustain
Beauty, provision, and abundance
The shalom of God among us—remain
Walking Eden’s green grassy sod
In perfect harmony with our God
No pain, no death, no dying there
No sadness; no crying—anywhere
Lies of serpent, no buying in
Intimacy—all is well
This is the perfect story we live and we tell

Once upon a time in a land far away
Paradise existed in that beautiful day
The Kingdom was illuminated by glory’s array
No hiding; no nakedness; no shame
No fault; no blame
And every evening our Creator God came
Dwelt with us, for us, and among us
Walking hand-in-hand in this Eden land
A Garden paradise and a Glory King
Celebratory and worshipful songs we sing
And good gifts would our good God bring

We lived in His artwork
His story is the frame
We are His masterpiece
Bearers of God’s own image and fame
For the glory of His own name
No thorns to stop us; no hardened earth
Just fruitful multiplication
And a daily new birth
Animated by God’s own breath
To live forever without death
Basking in God’s great love
And all His good gifts from above

This is how the first act would close
In Garden paradise in the sweet aroma of rose

© August 30, 2012, Robbie Pruitt

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