I want Eden.
A place where no one ever gets sick,
Where fragrant flowers grow lush and thick,
Where birds soar freely, and mountains loom high,
Where only white clouds float in the sky.
A place where babies arrive without pain,
Where dew wets the ground, so there’s no need for rain,
Where bear cubs and kittens and baby lambs play,
Where a spouse fully trusts that the other won’t stray.
A place where no weeds grow up through the ground,
Where sadness and heartache and grief are not found,
Where words like goodbye never have to be heard,
Where hatred or injustice isn’t even a word.
A place where families live and love all day long,
Where sunrise and sunset are accompanied by song,
Where no one gets injured or lonely or lost,
Where good food and clean water come at no cost.
A place where sweet children can play without fear,
Where grownups and babies shed never a tear,
Where you share with me, and I share with you,
Where everything heard is one hundred percent true.
We had it but lost it, this Eden of ours.
Now everything rusts or grows old or sours,
And despite all our effort, we can’t get it back.
All this the result of Satan’s attack.
Eve and Adam succumbed to the tempter’s big lie,
And as a result, we all now must die.
But I can’t be too angry. I’m no better than they.
I bite at the bait Satan throws out today.
But God in His mercy will make all things new.
He has a new Eden for me and for you.
And we don’t have to fear. This one Satan can’t touch.
How blessed we all are that God loves us so much.