and later…

much later

the gardener’s apprentice
plants sound new kingdom seeds around
relates to me
brings reverse hate from me
reaps fruits of peace, joy, faith in me
heaven earth
bitter roots pruned from me
from our emergent community

and calls garden labourers:
apprentices of love
to forgive, reconcile, restore
and so much much more…

and the devil saw
interfered as before
tried again to take, confiscate and break

but second step sacrifice stepped in
the gardener’s apprentice
becoming sin
committed to create
a death dead end death
check mate
and in dying breath
salvation make
earth heaven heaven earth
twice quake
and rests in store
for resurrection hope and more...