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
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. 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 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: Longing for Home; Guarding; 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
The Garden of Eden: Trouble in the Garden; The Rivers of Eden, The Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of Eden; The Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of Eden; The Garden of Eden; The Animals Created by God (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)