Two Gardens

Did God really say?

Was the question that

Brought man down

And the Garden of Eden

No longer was their home


In the space of time

With many years past

Another garden was created

Where God’s Son found

A refuge from the crowd


A hidden place it was until

Betrayal in the heart of Judas

Unlocked its door

For the crowd to take away

The One they were looking for


Gethsemane was the Garden

Where the serpent once again

Had come to destroy God’s plan

By tempting God’s Son

In his opportune time


In the agony of mind

He prayed to His Father

If it is possible, let this cup

Pass from Me, yet not as I will

But as You will


In sorrow to the point of death

Alone with His grief

He overcame the cunning serpent

That many years earlier

Had brought down humankind


Gethsemane, the garden of sorrow

Where the serpent will follow

Is a place of surrender

Not my will, but your will

Father be done!


Prayer

Lord, help me to endure

The temptation of the hour,

For there is a serpent

In my Gethsemane Garden!

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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