God Creating the Garden of Eden

Concentration, ability to see what is not yet visible, and freedom to embody possibility are all precursors to creative expression.

My prayer response:

Creator, Even when I am not sure, help me to trust my ideas, body, and attentiveness enough to  move ahead.

Biblical touchstones:

  • God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. Out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:8,9
  • Pay attention to how you listen; for to those who have, more will be given; and from those who do not have, even what they seem to have will be taken away. Jesus’ words in Luke 8:18
  • Prize Wisdom highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. Proverbs 4:8

Invitation to prayer:

Position your body, hands and face as you see God.

God Creating Eden

How are your emotions, thoughts, and senses inspiring you to pray?

Photos:

God creating the garden of Eden as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The outer left voussoir of the central bay of the north porch at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

Related posts on the creation sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral:

The Animals Created by God (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

God Creating the Animals (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

God Imagining Humanity (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres)

Imagining Humanity and Creating the Bird and Fish (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres)

The Sun and the Moon (Day 4 of Creation at Chartres)

God Creating the Sun and Moon (Day 4 of Creation at Chartres)

Vegetation (Day 3 of Creation at Chartres)

Creation Plants and Trees

The Firmament

Envisioning Creation

Night and Day

Deep Consideration

Heaven and Earth

In the beginning, God created…

Loved

Inspiration

The God of Creation

Creation: Part 2

The Fall of Humanity

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