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Topic: This Side of Paradise (not about the book) (07/14/11)
TITLE: This Side of Paradise (ii)
By Ryan Done
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These two worlds mingle, heaven and earth, as both are truly His. When knees are bent and when praise rings forth, these worlds touch. When babies are born or when mortality stretches thin, these worlds kiss. When swords are drawn and principalities cringe, these worlds collide. When cups of cold water are offered or when the prodigal returns, these worlds embrace.
A glistening hope we have here, purer than virgin snow, more magnificent than the sum of every sunrise on earth, more wonderful than every birdsong sung on every morning on this hazy shore- that is to cultivate that field afar. To step onto the path, to grasp the plow, to feel His marred hand cover yours, to smell the rich black soil as the first inklings of heavenly light breaks out of the clouds. He steps first and you follow.
How sweet was the song that rang forth when He created? How awesome those solemn notes that accompanied the rising of mountains, those airy symphonies that whispered out when he placed wings on the eagle or the trembling silence when He blew gently onto dust and made a man? How much sweeter the song then that testifies to the Second Birth and when the blooms burst forth on that celestial plain?
Over here I learned of Him, there the ground was turned.
Over here I became His, there a seed was planted.
Over here I walked with Him, there the ground was watered.
Over here I lived for Him, there tender shoots broke out.
Over here I was consumed by Him, there blossoms burst forth.
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