My heart was heavy this morning, knowing of the struggle of a dear friend. The detals are too much to post here. Almost immediately after, I checked my feeds and found someting by a friend of mine at Worship Trench. In order to get out of the analytical box we fall into when studying scripture, has written a slam of Genesis 3. I’ve blognapped it and posted it here, but you can see the discussion and comments at the original site.
It hits a little too close to home. But that’s a good thing, right?
Sin’s tentacles reaching from Eden’s site
Calling me to take another bite
“That’s right. You know you deserve it.”
And so I capitulate to this hate
See Adam, I can relate
I take the bait. Oh no— the hook is set.
And I thrash and fight against the line
As Satan drags me through the brine
“I’m fine,” I tell concerned onlookers.
But I’m not.
See what looked like delicious apple pie
Has left me high and dry
I don’t know why I take another bite when I’m already choking
Oh, I could blame it all on you, Man
You did the dirty, set up my pension plan
I am after all just receiving daily installments.
But then that wouldn’t be quite so fair
Cuz I have this feeling deep down that if I’d been there
I’d have done the same thing.
Someone peel me another apple, I’m hungry.