Chapter one of Genesis

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Chapter one of Genesis:
Life is God’s one emphasis,
Showing Christ subjectively,
Step by step He grows in me.
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Just as earth became a waste,
Death and darkness once I faced.
God had judged, no light did shine;
Hollowness and void were mine.
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Satan’s fall had filled the seas
With corruption, sin, disease.
Yet the Spirit brooded o’er
The abyss: chaos no more!
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God then spoke: the air was cleared!
Darkness which I once had feared
Was dispelled by God’s own light.
A new day! No longer night!
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As the light began to shine
His discernment became mine.
I began to see aright;
God divided dark from light.
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Then the waters He did split;
An expanse between them fit,
Earthly things from heavenly,
Separated hence they’d be.
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On the third day God designed
That the waters be confined.
In our lives dry land must be;
No more death and no more sea!
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God commands: death’s water halt!
Christ, the good land, we exalt!
Separated from all strife
We enjoy Christ as our life.
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Growing in us inwardly;
Grass, then herb, then fruitful tree.
We begin as but a blade;
Soon our being He’ll pervade.
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Then the fourth day lights He set;
Bearers these, more definite.
Richer light to radiate,
Higher life to generate.
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Sun, the greater light we see
Ruling day triumphantly;
Yet when darkness fills the skies,
Waxing moon is on the rise!
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’Tis the Church she typifies;
For her light on Christ relies.
In His image meant to be,
She reflects Christ perfectly.
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Lastly, precious stars He placed,
Strong in spirit, full of grace;
Shining when the moon seems faint,
These are overcoming saints.
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What a glorious picture here:
Sun and moon and stars appear!
Lord, our prayer is that we’d be
Full of light and life in Thee.
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Chad

Fargo, ND, United States

Praise the Lord Jesus that in Him is the Life! The Bible is a book of life. We should read it as a book of life!


Carrie Godfrey

Greensboro, NC, United States

Amen for the plan He purposed for His will.