To come alive while resting securely on God’s broad lap, I can imagine nothing more full of comfort, care, and connection. No wonder Adam is resting his hand so trustingly on God’s knee.
Creator, in your loving hands I am completely at peace.
God formed man from the dust of the ground… Genesis 2:7
God, did you not speak at the beginning…and command the dust and it gave you Adam, a lifeless body? Yet he was the creation of your hands… 2 Esdras 3:4-5
For God knows how we were made; God remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:14
Invitation to prayer:
Would you like to position your body as God or Adam? Do so.
How are your emotions, thoughts, and senses inspiring you to pray?
God forming Adam from the dust of the ground 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:
God Loving Adam into Being (Day 6 of Creation)
Animal Connections (Day 6 of Creation)
God Creating the Garden of Eden
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)
In the beginning, God created…