New Living Translation (NLT)
14 Then the Lord God said to the serpent,
“Because you have done this, you are cursed
more than all animals, domestic and wild.
You will crawl on your belly,
groveling in the dust as long as you live.
And I will cause hostility between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will strike your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
The Very First Thanksgiving
I sit here and look within myself
And dread to hear your voice
What will you say and think of me
When you realize my choice
Will you cast me off completely
Will you chide me in the strictest way
Is there some dreadful darkened pit
Where I’ll be bound to stay
And then my fear comes to life
As you beckon me by name
I quiver as you pronounce my fate
Oh! Why did I pass the blame
My choice has cursed the family
From beginning to the end
But you have left a single hope
In the one that you will send
And no, I was not cast completely off
Or bound for all eternity
The keys to death and hell were won
Your mercy set me free
©2017 by William Pierce
There is always much to thank You for, from the smallest to the grandest blessings. There is one; however, that is the greatest of all…Your mercy, who hung on a tree.
Thank You, Lord for Your great kindness.