Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.” vs. 8

Genesis 3;8-10

The second creation story in Genesis 2 paints a picture of an idyllic world in which humans lived in harmony with God and nature. Of course those who told this story knew that this wasn’t the way things were in the creation, and the account of our beginnings was not complete without Genesis 3, the story of paradise lost. The tale is brief and concise, and begins with the roots of our disharmony, the alienation of humans from their creator. It’s a tragic but real story. This is the way things are in the world. Where there should be perfect unity, there is division. We hide from our Maker, ashamed of who we are, and burdened with guilt. We see this loss of innocence as one generation succeeds another. Children are born, and parents rejoice. The little ones are so cute, and we can’t even imagine a time when they would be the bane of our existence. But they grow and begin to explore and somewhere along the line disharmony appears, and there’s sin and separation. And at the heart of our disease secrets take root and paradise is only a distant memory. We try to hide ourselves from God’s presence and even begin to imagine that God is not! It’s a sad true story–but that’s not where it ends!

Thought for the Day: How do I hide from God?


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