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.
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