Have you ever read the ending of a book before the start?
So you know where it will end up and avoid the waiting part
You can do this with a story, although some think it wrecks it
It will take away the thrill because you then expect it
But you can’t do this with real life – you don’t know what will be
The repercussions of our choice we simply can’t foresee
So here we see the couple make decisions at a tree
And the consequences of that choice handed down to you and me
What a difference just one page makes – and everything falls down
From Eden’s perfect beginning – now in sin they drown
And they chose to turn away from Him who loved them utterly
And they chose to go their own way instead of living truly free
And they chose to disobey the voice who spoke the world to life
Eve chose to listen to the snake and Adam to his wife
“You can be like God”- with this lie they were deceived
They were created in His image so there really was no need.
And at this tree the choice they made broke them and all creation
In came sin and pain and death and toil and much frustration
The choice they made it had a cost and planted like a seed
It took its root within their hearts and spread out like a weed.
But worse than that it broke the heart of The One who loved them dear
Who still in perfect light and love they could not now be near
I sometimes wonder would I too have made the choice they did?
Would I, tempted, have fallen too and from my Father hid?
But of course I know I would – I still make the wrong choice
I still forsake His friendship and don’t listen to His voice
To think I wouldn’t be the same is really quite naive
I am proud and selfish too just like my mother Eve
But this is not the story’s end and so we don’t despair
And if you do not know it yet I must make you aware
There is a second Adam and there is a second tree
And on this tree Jesus was nailed, chose death for you and me
And just as death reigned through one man we all must therefore die
How much more through Jesus’ grace will we be lifted high
For He catches those who are fallen and He breaks their fall
There is forgiveness and eternal life available to all
But still we get to make the choice, so what will it be?
As for me I choose to love the one who first loved me
The One who took the guilt and shame and sin that was my own
And died a death He did not deserve, and rose to heaven’s throne
The One who faced the hardest choice to bring us to The Father
He is my Saviour and my friend – My happy ever after!
Love Rach x