Catechism 4

How and why did God create us?
God created us male and female in his own image 
to know him, love him, live with him, and 
glorify him. And it is right that we who were 
created by God should live to his glory.
(New City Catechism)

Complete in self, yet fitting
      that He should make companions,
as though within Himself He should burst
            with overflowing community;

fitting too that, complex within
      the Godhead, He should make
two so interwoven beings, ribs extracted
            as a sign of eternal togetherness,

rest at first a symbol of our right state
      beneath the breath of our Creator,
dust a sign too: frail, ephemeral, yet easily shaped
            by the plans of sovereign hands.

And when we wake: what a day!
      The Garden prepared for our delight,
the man, the woman, two yet one,
            made to show in micro-form

the grace, the wonder, the banks-bursting flow
      of love and truth, true being, sight!
Made to bow and live and be
            before the God who made.

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

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