“Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”
“‘How will this be,’ Mary asked the angel, ‘since I am a virgin?’”
1 Corinthians 8:2-3
“The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. But the man who loves God is known by God.”
Lover of our souls, you desire that we experience the fullness of love in union with your divine being.
As in Adam’s virgin days, you call us to knowledge before knowledge, that we might walk with you and cherish you as our first love.
Replace our tainted familiarity with the seductive gods of this age with the beauty of innocence. Cause us to long for you alone.
This we ask in the beautiful name of Christ, who, by submitting to intimacy with evil purchased our purity.
Listen to ‘All My Heart, This Night, Rejoices’ by Nathan Clark George with Mark Stoffel and Ross Sermons