Context: The day before yesterday, whilst praying, I was given a group of phrases to reflect on. There were too many to list them all here, so I’ve chosen just those which turned out to be most relevant to today:
The garden of God
The river of God
The glory of God
The presence of God
The mercy of God
The power of God
The darkness of God
The Spirit of God
I had no idea how to use this list in a blog, so thought no more about it after writing it down.
Next morning I looked at the list again, but was still no wiser about its purpose.
However, when I was praying, I saw that there is no need to worry when inspiration doesn’t arrive. Instead, I can trust God to give me the raw materials for each day’s blog when the time is right.
Then, two or three hours later, to my great surprise, I was given the following poem:
YHWH took the earth creature and settled it in the garden of Eden so that it might cultivate and care for the land (Genesis 2:15; TIB).
I’m walking in Eden,
Beside a great river,
Safe in your glorious presence,
I’m walking in exile,
With sorrow and anguish,
Safe, through your mercy and power,
I’m walking death’s valley,
With faith and acceptance,
Safe by your side, in the darkness,
I’m walking in heaven,
At one with your Spirit,
Safe now, forever,
My Lord and my God.
“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).