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Adam’s Silence
Genesis 3:20

Before you speak, my love, let me recall
That majesty we shared before we found
Something slithering upon this sacred ground.

As regents ruling in this typal hall,
The law spelled out our contract in this place
So future heirs might know a Sabbath space.

But we stumbled—and just before that fall
Your silent Yes revealed so all could see
Me unprotected as you rejected me.

And now we shroud our shame behind these skins,
Unrighteous robes designed to hide our sins.

Ordained Servant Online, January, 2023.

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