The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden
to work it and take care of it (Genesis 2:15; NIV).
As we kill, pollute, exploit
We’re moving backwards
All the time –
Back to the very dawn
Of this ancient world.
If we don’t repent
And change our ways,
We’ll render your fertile planet
Barren, flooded, and dark,
As fast as we can.
With blind eyes, closed minds
And greedy hearts,
We’re blundering back
To the start of evolution.
Empty, extinct, formless and void –
This Earth will cease to exist.
All will be as it was
Before creation –
Before your Spirit
Brooded over the deep;
Before you spoke, Lord, Long before time began.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day (Genesis 1:1-5; KJV).
He lit up the way before me
and I walked safely through the darkness. (Job 29:3; NLT).
Help us when we falter:
May we share your steadfast faith.
Lead us when we walk through darkness:
Show us, Lord, your narrow way.
Help us when we stumble:
May we share your constant hope.
Guide us when we live through darkness:
Teach us, Lord, your truth today.
Help us when we suffer:
May we share your changeless love.
Hold us when we pass through darkness:
Give us, Lord, new life, we pray.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
(Psalm 23:4; KJV).
Love each other deeply with all your heart. For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.
(1 Peter 1:22-3; NLT).
Unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God. (John 3:3; NLT).
Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God – truly righteous and holy.
(Ephesians 4:21-4; NLT).
Father, Being born again
Means starting life afresh With you;
Being born again
Means learning how to love Like you;
Being born again
Means praying day and night In you,
Once we are born again,
We believe and trust In you.
Not for deeds that we had done, but by his steadfast love alone, he saved us through a second birth, renewed us by the Spirit’s work,
and poured him out upon us, too.
(Titus 3:5-6; ISV).