You Can Come Back Now
Adam, Where Art Thou ?
In the beginning, looking through our minds eye, we can see our Great God, Father of all creation, stepping out on nothing, for the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. We can see our God hovering over the face of the waters by His own Spirit.
We are reminded from recorded biblical scripture that God, in the beginning took six days, in order that he might create a world and everything in it.
And on the sixth day, (Genesis 1: 26) God said, " Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
God loved the man that He Himself had created. Yet, it wasn't in the divine Will of God that man should be alone, so God made for him an help meet, a woman, bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh.
Adam, the first man, was placed in the Garden of Eden, along with the woman, and they were both naked, but not ashamed.
Yet, in the peacefulness and serenity of the garden, Eve was beguiled by the serpent concerning the tree which God had told them to not eat from, and to not even touch, or they would surely die.
Genesis 3: 6-9, " And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.
And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, " Adam, Where Art Thou?"
Every Christian from the very beginning of their walk with God has been taught that God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. We have all been taught that God is all knowing, all powerful, and everywhere at the same time. So, why would a Sovereign God have to call unto Adam, asking him where he was?
Why would it be necessary for an all knowing God to have to ask anything of anyone? I submit to you, that what we deem as a question to Adam, was not asked by God because God didn't know where Adam was. It was asked by God because Adam, in his present state of lostness, didn't know where he was. It was not at all physical that the question was posed to Adam, it was spiritual.
Remember, God made Adam in His own image and likeness. It was God who formed him out of the dust of the ground, and blew the breath of life into his nostrils, so that he became a living soul. It was God who loved this man whom he had created so much, that he would come and commune and fellowship with him in the garden in the cool of the evening. God walked and talked with Adam. Then sin crept in.
Sin brings about shame, guilt, and hiding. Sin caused this man Adam to " Cover Himself " with fig leaves, and hide himself and his wife from the presence of God, amongst the trees in the garden.
The bible proclaims to it's readers that " Without the shedding of blood, there can be no remission of sin." " WE CANNOT COVER OURSELVES."
God is still calling out to a generation of lost souls, hiding in our sin from His presence, whom he loves dearly, and wants that none should perish, " Where Art Thou!"
We like Adam, are still trying to " Cover Ourselves " with fig leaves, and hide our sin behind logic, reasoning, and excuses. God knows where we are, even in our present state of lostness. And I believe, more than anything , that when God asked the question, what he was really saying to Adam, and to this generation is, " You Can Come Back Now." I know your condition. I know your state of lostness. I know that you have been drawn away by your own lusts and evil desires, but You Can Come Back Now.
You can come back and again fellowship with me. You Can Come Back and I'll cover you. I'll send my own Son. I'll send my only begotten Son to be an atonement for you, a once an for all sacrifice, to shed His own blood and die, that your sins be forgiven. Thank God for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who paid the penalty of sin in His own body, while we were yet sinners.
Remember scripture tells us, " If you confess your sin, God is faithful and just, and he will forgive you sin. " You Can Come Back Now!"
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