By Tom D Blakely

Does the thought of Eden ever come to mind?
Eden was the birthplace of all mankind.
Open up a Bible, Genesis two, verse eight
There begins to tell us of our fallen state.

Who is not a sinner? Who is right with God?
Are there some who think, their good out ways their bad?
All of us are sinners. All deserve to die.
None can earn forgiveness, even if we try.

How long is a lifetime? Three score years and ten?
Why seek worldly pleasures when it soon will end?
Chasing after bubbles, bursting in the air.
Not a thing has substance, nothing anywhere.

Open up a Bible, read God’s word to you.
Turn to John three, sixteen, for a clearer view.
There is one Redeemer, Jesus is his name.
He alone can pardon, save us from our sin.


‘The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. . . Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” . . . ‘Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying you shall not eat of it: Cursed is the ground for your sake. . . For dust you are, and to dust you shall return.”
[Genesis 2:8, 15-17, & 3:17-19]

‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.’
[John 3:16]



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