The origin of sin is a mystery;
Its eradication from the world
Would be a glorious victory.
Adam and Eve disobeyed God,
The One, who gave them breath;
And ever since, man has lived
In the shadow of death.
When we suffer sickness,
Heartache, sorrow, and pain
Let us remember that
The Lord God is not to blame.
If Adam and Eve had obeyed
They would have lived forever
In the boon of immortal health
That came from their Creator.
Life and health were perpetuated
By partaking of the Tree of Life;
When sin came, the tree was removed
Else sin would be immortalized.
Though the pair committed sin
The Lord showed His love for souls
By providing the Lamb of God which
Taketh away the sin of the world.
This wonderful promise was given
In the Garden when the Lord God said
Though the Seed be hurt in the heel,
He would bruise the serpent's head.
Though we walk through the valley
Of the dark shadow of death;
There is no evil to fear
If we trust Him and have faith.
Mighty is He to deliver the poor
From the grasp of the oppressor;
He's the Lion from the tribe of Judah
As seen by John the Revelator.
There will be peace in the valley
When we walk with the King of kings;
He is the Sun of Righteousness
Who comes with healing in His wings.
Let's thank God for the shadows,
They tell us something so grand--
That shadows are there because
Our lives are filled with the Sun.
Copyrighted © Lydia Haga 2004