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Read His Words Before Ours!

Genesis 4:4-24
Revelation 21:1-8
Romans 8:18-25

Adam and Eve…
They knew no guilt.
They felt no shame.

Because they were perfect, they walked and talked with the Lord in a perfectly, beautiful garden He’d 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.
No bickering.
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.

Tomorrow. 

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.

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 sin’s entrance to the world.

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Kristi
Kristi
5 years ago

Oh, how beautiful! we Are on the Eve of being perfected!

Sheila
5 years ago

I read this and I cried….because you are right we all do have our own eve. I have never thought about the fact that God knew what was going to happen and yet God still chose to love us forever….

Rebecca Adams
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5 years ago
Reply to  Sheila

Truly amazing, isn’t it?!

Ann (Neethu)
5 years ago

Yes! Read his word before we read ours… everything falls in place then.

Rebecca Adams
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5 years ago
Reply to  Ann (Neethu)

We would be lost without it. Everything we say is vain without His solid truth!

Vickie
Vickie
5 years ago

This also reminds me of the thoughts Jesus had in the Eve of his crucifixion. Great article. Thanks!

Rebecca Adams
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5 years ago
Reply to  Vickie

Keep journeying with us through the next 3 weeks of this Journey Theme, Vickie. There is an upcoming one on the Eve of Christ’s crucifixion! You can register for all the journeys here: http://www.gracefullytruthful.com/gracefully-truthful-in-your-inbox/

Alice Mills
5 years ago

I am so grateful that we can walk with the Lord because of the presence of the Holy Spirit. We aren’t in the garden of Eden but the path to Jerusalem is in our hearts.

Rebecca Adams
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5 years ago
Reply to  Alice Mills

The access He has granted is incredible indeed!

Aryn The Libraryan
5 years ago

Wow! I have never considered the day before sin! That’s huge! Thank you!

Rebecca Adams
Admin
5 years ago

Beautiful thoughts to consider!

Lori
5 years ago

This is written beautifully! My late pastor’s wife used to tell how she would love to know what the sinless world was like. What it must have been like to walk with God in the garden. If the sky was bluer and the clouds whiter, it the water tasted any differently. It must have been amazing! But one day, we too will be able to walk with Him in glory.

Rebecca Adams
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5 years ago
Reply to  Lori

Such sweet delicacies to ponder! Thank you for sharing, Lori!

Keisha Russell
5 years ago

So beautiful and full of truth. “One day, all will be right again.” PRAISE GOD!!!!!!

Rebecca Adams
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5 years ago
Reply to  Keisha Russell

Amen and Amen!

Hannah
5 years ago

Beautifully written! I love the focus on eternity. If I didn’t have hope for a future with God, I’m not sure I could endure some of these earthly trials!

Rebecca Adams
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5 years ago
Reply to  Hannah

Most definitely shifts the perspective of our hearts!

Susan Evans
5 years ago

Tears fill my eyes at your description of how things were in the Garden of Eden, the way things were supposed to be without sin. Lately I have been so bogged down with the horrors of this life that looking at a glimpse of sheer bliss was a breath of fresh air.

Rebecca Adams
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5 years ago
Reply to  Susan Evans

How it was supposed to be and, gloriously, how it will be One Day!!

Katie Braswell
5 years ago

“While mountains of hurt, millions of deaths, and an abundance of sin would occur, He knew that…” I love this! [But God…] God is good and can only be good! This reminds me that he only focuses on the good. Our sin separated us from walking with Him, but God… knew one day we would commune with Him again; knew we would embrace like before; knew that His Son would tear the curtain! <3 Beautiful imagery! Thank you!

Rebecca Adams
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5 years ago
Reply to  Katie Braswell

He Knew!!! And He Loved! How beautiful!

Melissa
5 years ago

I look so forward to the day that nothing separates me from my relationship with God! What a beautiful post!

Rebecca Adams
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5 years ago
Reply to  Melissa

Me too, Melissa! And how much more so does He?!

Heather Hart
5 years ago

I. Love. This. Seriously. It gave me goose bumps. I am so thankful for Jesus.

Rebecca Adams
Admin
5 years ago
Reply to  Heather Hart

There with you, Heather!

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