God and the Garden in Eden: The Ensemble at Chartres

I miss so much of what surrounds me unless I look around–and up!

The Creation Fall Sculptures at Chartres

My prayer

Creator, Your story is everywhere, and often nearer than I am aware. May I perceive it and welcome it into my life.

The Creation Fall Sculptures at Chartres

Biblical touchstones

In the beginning when God created… Genesis 1:1

Have you not known? Have you not heard? God is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. God does not faint or grow weary; God’s understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28

Therefore, let those suffering in accordance with God’s will entrust themselves to a faithful Creator, while continuing to do good. 1 Peter 4:19

Invitation to prayer

Imagine yourself sitting or standing on the stairs under the creation and garden of Eden sculptures in Chartres.

The Creation Fall Sculptures at Chartres

What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body? Pray them now.

Photos

The Creation Fall Sculptures at Chartres
Various views of the ensemble of the creation and garden of Eden sculptures on the outer two archivolts of the central bay on the north porch of the Chartres Cathedral in France.

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Outside the Garden The Last Word Is Love

The Creation Fall Sculptures at Chartres

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