Home for Adam meant standing with a fig and an olive tree. Home, besides being a place, is also relationship with all living companions.
Gardener of All Reality and of My Soul, thank You for my relationships–with the trees that guard my driveway, with the rocks that define my gardens, with the orioles sucking juice from the oranges, with my beloved husband and sons, and with You.
God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. Genesis 2:15
“O sovereign Lord, did you not speak at the beginning when you planted the earth—and that without help—and commanded the dust and it gave you Adam, a lifeless body? Yet he was the creation of your hands, and you breathed into him the breath of life, and he was made alive in your presence. And you led him into the garden that your right hand had planted before the earth appeared. 2 Esdras 3:4-6
Invitation to prayer
Consider Adam’s bodily experience of the Garden of Eden.
How are your emotions, thoughts, and senses inspiring you to pray?
Adam at home in 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, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of Eden
God Creates Humanity (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)
Adam, Safe and Securely Created (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)
God Loving Adam into Being (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)
Animal Connections (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)
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…