Read His Words Before Ours!
Adam and Eve…
They knew no guilt.
They felt no shame.
And because they were perfect, they got to walk and talk with the Lord in a perfectly, beautiful garden that He created just for them.
They knew what it was to have a perfect relationship with God, there was nothing separating them, there was nothing between them. They were flawless. Their relationship was something extraordinary.
Oh I long for that!
And I should, because that’s how it was meant to be.
We were created to be in community with God…
Adam and Eve strolled through their home, enjoying the beauty of the flowers while they watched small creatures running through the woods.
All was good.
All was peaceful.
They joyfully laughed as they played with the chipmunks, and stopped to eat some delicious fruit. The juice ran down their arms while they slowly ate the fruit, savoring each bite while thanksgiving spilled from their hearts.
There was no over eating.
Adam didn’t wonder how he would provide for his family.
Eve didn’t have to worry about finding a balance of eating healthy, being a good wife, and exercising.
There were no bills.
There was no chaos.
There was no illness.
There were no messes.
But one day, God knew it would be the last.
It would be the last time He could walk with His children the way He did.
It would be the last time He wouldn’t have to watch His children suffer.
Everything was about to change.
God treasured these “lasts” with His precious creation.
He lingered a little longer on their final walk through the garden.
He savored their praise and worship without shame or guilt standing between them.
Tomorrow would come and sin would enter the world.
Tomorrow, God’s great redemption plan would begin.
Tomorrow would start the countdown until God would walk the earth again, the next time as a human who would eventually die to cover the sin that was about to occur, and all other sin that would take place after the first.
But today, the eve of Tomorrow, God relished in the fact that all was good, all was perfect, all was as it was always supposed to be.
While mountains of hurt, millions of deaths, and an abundance of sin would occur, He knew that…
One day, all will be right again.
No sin to stand in the way of our relationship with the Lord.
We will walk with Him.
We will talk with Him.
He will see us, and because of redemption, grace, and Jesus,
He will see perfection in us.
We each have had our own Eve.
The Eve of The Day We Found Jesus.
The Eve of the day that sin will no longer separate us from the Lord.
The Eve of the day that we recognize that we, like Adam and Eve, have sinned and that sin keeps us from a precious relationship with God.
The Eve of the day that we choose to give our lives to Jesus, to allow Him to cover our sin.
And thanks to Jesus, thanks to God’s great redemption plan, thanks to His never ending love for us, we are able to walk with Him and talk with Him, just as Adam and Eve did on the Eve of when sin entered the world.
Embracing God’s fullness in our lives is rooted in scripture and memorizing His word is vital to our continued growth and depth with Jesus. Tap and hold from your mobile device to download this week’s verse and make it your phone’s lockscreen!