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To Know And To Be Known

We were created for relationship, to know and to be known.

But the apples get in the way; they always do.

The tree whispers my name; it lures me in.

But I run. I fall. I fight. I eventually take a bite.

Only to discover the peeling is not so appealing after all.

Another day, another rotten apple.

Hungry, I come to you.

We were created for relationship, to know and to be known.

But the love gets in the way; it never fails.

A story so romantic and true, how can anyone live up to it?

Is a rib all you require? If so, take mine. Take two.

Just wake me when love is right by my side.

Another day, another sleepless night.

Restless, I need you.

We were created for relationship, to know and to be known.

But the serpent gets in the way; he always does.

Unnoticed, he slithers into day.

Uninvited, he seeks to stay.

Unattended, he strikes his prey.

Who says I can’t eat these apples?

Who stopped and made you God?

Maybe Eve was framed?

See Also

Maybe another Eve isn’t what Adam needs after all?

Another day, another Fall.

Confused, I seek you.

Dig Deeper:

Genesis 1-3

Psalm 139

[Jason Barnes is a writer, runner, barista and church planter serving the city and its caffeine addictions in Portland, Oregon.]

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