Creative Anesthetic: the original “While You Were Sleeping” Saga
A painless surgery,
God did it supernaturally.
The name of the creative anesthetic: “Rest in Me.”
God hid the work from Adam
So he didn’t have a clue,
For him to help with this creative work
Just wouldn’t do.
For him to get a miracle
Required a deep sleep,
– And (I might add) –
The surgery that God performed
Went off without a bleep.
No scanners or heart monitors,
No medical device,
Or man-made things were needed.
God required no advice.
All He needed was for Adam to lie down and not think twice.
For if he’d been awake,
He surely would have messed things up.
“What are you doing to me, God?
I’m feeling swallowed up.”
“I need that rib. Don’t take it!
What? You call those ‘brush strokes’ art?
I don’t like how you’re shaping it.
I want to have a part.”
“What are you doing to her face?
I think she should have wings.
I’m hurting from this cut you made
And all the pain it brings.”
God didn’t want the man to worry ‘bout those sorts of things.
So He used His anesthetic
To eliminated the grief.
For when you’re mind’s not racing,
There’s no room for unbelief.
Before then, man was lonely.
For him, no helper could be found.
Although he checked each animal,
Searching all around.
“I’m looking for a miracle.
Oh, God, how can it be?
I’m feeling so alone in this.
Is there no help for me?”
Before he learned to walk in faith, He needed certainty –
An answer that mere flesh and blood had no strength to reveal,
But in the “deep sleep” of God’s rest we find the power to heal.
It isn’t our own sweat and blood that gets us to that place,
But faith in Jesus’ finished work and awesome gift of grace.
Scriptures: Genesis 2:18-22, Hebrews 4:9-10, Ephesians 2:4-10; Romans 10:9