Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Inspired by the book The Very Good Gospel how everything wrong can be made right by Lisa Sharon Harper.

In the beginning…

The words echo on in hollow reverberation
Creator creating all creation
All declared good/Tov’
Shalom between all and God
Gift of harmonious fellowship
This was true stewardship

Doubts and fears, you know the rest
Sin and separation now to be subject

Created intent twisted and bent
Broken relations between people and places
Humans and land enduring degradation

Enter Jesus with reconciliation
Giving hope to the generations

Still the picture distorted
Religion and law enforced
Harmony busted
Domination and corruption

Forgotten the command for us to carry on his redemption
On earth as it is in heaven

Today given daily bread

Today we walk and take back the land

To govern with love and light

To march into darkness and fight for what’s right

Dominion given back into the hands of the oppressed

God given ability to steward like all the rest

Balance being restored in order to connect

Uniting creator and creation as it was in the beginning.

Shalom (Hebrewשָׁלוֹם shalom; also spelled as sholomsholemsholoimshulem) is a Hebrew word meaning peaceharmonywholenesscompletenessprosperitywelfare and tranquility and can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye.[1][2][3]

Genesis 26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

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