Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Fall of Man

scan0005When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:6-8 ESV

Mankind’s history starts with a personal, face-to-face relationship with God. Adam and Eve began their life in Eden with an incredible opportunity-to know God and to be known by Him; and a protective limitation-don’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Incredible!

The wonderful story became a depressing tragedy. Adam and Eve pursued their selfish desires instead of following the caring guidelines of God; they ate the prohibited fruit and became conscious of good and evil. The result, fear, hid them from God, isolating them from the very life-giving source that had created them, Father God. Unbelievable, but true!

“Father God, I do not want to be cut off from you. I long to know you as I am known. I want to live according to your wisdom every day.”

Advent 5: The Promise of a Messiah

Advent 1 - In the Beginning

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