I guard what I don’t trust others to care for as I would.
Guardian of my soul, Thank you for Your fierce protection of all that needs safety.
…at the east of the garden of Eden God placed the cherubim, and a sword flaming and turning to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:24
Invitation to prayer
Position your body, hands, and head as this angel of God. Imagine what it would be like to hold a flaming sword above you.
What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body? Pray them now.
An angel holding a flaming sword while guarding the entrance to the garden of Eden as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The second innermost archivolt on the right side 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, the Creator: God Holding the Book of Knowledge; God Creating the Garden of Eden; God Creating the Animals (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres); God Imagining Humanity (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres); Envisioning Creation; Deep Consideration, In the beginning, God created…; The God of Creation; Inspiration
The Creation of Humanity: The Creation of Eve; 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); Loved
Adam and Eve, Drama in the Garden of Eden: Being Sent Forth; Consequences: The Blame Game; Nowhere to Hide From God’s Searching Love, Alienation Hurts; Adam Chokes: The Feel of Alienation: Eve and the Serpent, The Heart of Naming: Adam in the Garden of Eden; Adam at Home in the Garden of Eden; Animal Connections (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres); The Fall of Humanity
The Creation of the Natural World: 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); Vegetation (Day 3 of Creation at Chartres); Creation Plants and Trees; The Firmament; Night and Day; Heaven and Earth; Creation: Part 2