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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Soul (07/13/06)

TITLE: A View From Eden
By Patricia Charlton


A View of Eden

“And the Lord God formed a man’s body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And the man became a living person.” Genesis 2: 7 NLT

Lifeless, cold and perfectly formed, this creation by heavenly hands laid upon the grass. A gentle breeze impregnated with fragrant aromas of pine, roses and lilacs tinkled the creator’s nose. Shaking the dust from His hands, the Lord noticed a deer peaking from behind a hedge. Eden was His paradise. A place created with cascading waterfalls, colorful plants that almost took His breath away. Only one more heavenly task remained. The keeper of this Eden lay upon the grass.

Closer and closer, the creator’s face came to the lifeless form. The Lord God stroked the hand of His new man. His skin was soft to the touch with muscular fingers, but still no movement. “These hands would care for my paradise.” the Lord whispered. Closer and closer, the Lord God came. Gently opening His creation’s eyes, a pair of blue eyes starred back at the Lord God. “Oh, Adam, what wonders these eyes would behold.” Closer and closer, the Lord God came to the face of his newly formed man. With His right hand, the Lord God stroked the left ear, no movement. With the Lord’s left hand, He tickled the right ear, no reaction from His creation. Closer and closer, the Lord God came to the face of Adam. With puff of air, the Lord God breathed into Adam’s nose.

Fingers twitched, eye lids opened, and Adam viewed Eden for the first time. The aroma of pine and roses tickled Adam’s nose. Adam was a living soul - the Lord God’s keeper of Eden.

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Trina Courtenay07/21/06
A great start. I ended up wanting to read more.
Lisa Vest07/22/06
What a great reminder that even today without the breath of God in our bodies, we would not have life. This is a great between the lines, in depth view of how excited God must have been to bring to fulfilment His dream of creating someone that he could call friend. I only saw one, maybe two typos, but other than that good writing! Thanks for sharing.
Joanne Sher 07/23/06
Great job - very engaging description. I agree - I wanted more!!
Brenda Craig07/24/06
Wonderful imagery, and I also wanted more. This is delightful.
Jan Ackerson 07/24/06
Very lovely and serene. I enjoyed this a great deal.
william price07/25/06
Where's the rest? How dare you serve me such a small portion of such a fragrant and tasteful dish.
Very good job. I love seeing what I'm reading (imagery wise, lol).
"Can I have some more please."
God Bless!!
Patricia Charlton07/25/06
Ok! Ok! Everybody I will add to this little aventure.

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments.
Linda Watson Owen07/26/06
Patricia, this is such a lovely piece indeed! So many wonderful images. I felt I was right there! Beautiful!
Jan Ross07/26/06
Beautiful imagery that captured my attention and gave me a glimpse of the Creator's passionate love for His creation. Nice work! :)
Dr. Sharon Schuetz07/26/06
Beautiful job, bueatifully written. Loved it.
Lynda Schultz 08/06/06
We can't appreciate the glory of God's creation without the breath of His life in us. Imagine how many people there are who are walking around like Adam without soul, unable to truly see and experience all that God has, both in the physical world and the spiritual world. Good job, Patricia.