The Last Word Is Love

What was God thinking and feeling as Adam and Eve made their new life outside of Eden? The biblical witness is silent, but if I had been God, I would have felt really sad.

My prayer Creator, Your love means everything to me. Even though I know I will, I don’t ever want to bring You pain. Love, Jill

Biblical touchstone

We have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love… 1 John 4:16

Invitation to prayer Close your eyes and think of at least one person whose memory causes you pain. Adam and Eve toil as God looks on, blessing Raise your right hand with your thumb and first two fingers extended in a gesture of blessing. Send love towards the person or people involved.

Photos Adam working the ground with a shovel and Eve using a drop spindle to spin as God watches on and blesses them as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The bottom of the inner two archivolts 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 KnowledgeGod Creating the Garden of EdenGod Creating the Animals (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)God Imagining Humanity (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres)Envisioning CreationDeep ConsiderationIn the beginning, God created…The God of CreationInspiration

The Creation of Humanity: The Creation of EveGod 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: Longing for HomeGuarding; Being Sent ForthConsequences: The Blame GameNowhere to Hide From God’s Searching LoveAlienation Hurts; Adam Chokes: The Feel of AlienationEve and the SerpentThe Heart of Naming: Adam in the Garden of Eden;  Adam at Home  in the Garden of EdenAnimal 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 TreesThe FirmamentNight and DayHeaven and EarthCreation: Part 2

The Garden of Eden: Trouble in the GardenThe Rivers of EdenThe Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of EdenThe Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of EdenThe Garden of EdenThe Animals Created by God (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

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