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Falling from Eden - the reverse of true Progress. I must let go of my strength and accept Jesus'. This is the root of the Christian creed. Our strength is utterly inadequate, but God has opened the way for us to partake of His strength. Our clever wings free us from prisons only to carry us beyond our finite abilities. Without the external rescue of God we gain the height only to ensure our fall will be lethal.

The difference between Icarus and myself is that God is here to catch me when my hubris carries me far beyond my finite wisdom. I fall from the arrogance that says man created God, an idea preposterous when standing beneath a star-pierced sky, to the humility of knowing God created humanity, and that He alone is Truth. I fall even from believing I am fit to judge myself by any criteria apart from the Word.

Here the darkness is enclosed like a tomb. In the counterpoint of Night Curtain, the night is so expanded as to be a mystic experience.  Here the flight is an example of the assertion of my authority, there a submission to the infinity of God's authority.  Here I leap above my power, there I am carried beyond my imaginations. This song is hubris where Night Curtain is awestruck humility. This song is my calling on God, while Night Curtain is God calling on me.

"Close my eyes" against that reflection as much as to go to sleep, close my eyes against the searing light of Curse of Vision In Hell.

"Falling through an open door" which I leaned against seeking admittance to Jesus' home, when He had it unlatched all along.

"Shredded sky" ties to the storms of Curve Of The Earth, The Signature, and to Red Moon Rising on the Epiphany album.

"Overflows" is the storm's rain, and his tears.

"Corrosive pride" is like acid rain.

"Human desert" contrasts with nature's rain, and symbolizes the poverty of the human perspective in contrast to the Garden of God's understanding, throwing his dry life into stark relief.

"Sets me free" is salvation through the Word of God.

"Father's wings" ties to Curve Of The Earth.

"Poor men and kings" ties to the repeated theme in Ecclesiastes about the small dying as do the great, and to Tolstoy's idea of kings being slaves of history.

 
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