Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Rebellion Leads to Fall

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 2: Rebellion in the Kingdom: Fall
The Rebellion Leads to Fall

When all was well and at rest
The serpent appeared and then the test
Trust waivered and nerves were weak
Judgment was waivered at the unknown’s mystic
The outlook of the monumental decision was bleak
Adam and his bride waivered and were weak
And the serpent was cunning and sleek

Rebellion in the kingdom; all would fall
Not one thing left standing—nothing at all
The whole world would shake at this grave mistake
And to their nakedness and shame, humanity would awake
Glory was tarnished and the image would break
And all would be lost, because all was at stake
They ran and hid from their shame—clothing they would make

God called out in the Garden’s evening hue
Asking the profound question, “Where are you?”
They knew what they had done and knew they were through
There was no hiding and nothing was left that had been new
“What is this that you have done my daughter and my son?
I see you.”
There was nothing that could make this right
and nothing that they could do
The kingdom had fallen
and this would be something God would have to see to.

This is how the second act finished
With all in smoke and ashes, as all had been diminished

© August 30, 2012, Robbie Pruitt

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