Friday, December 30, 2011


And the Lord made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
Genesis 3:21

The first thing Adam and Eve noticed as a result of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is that they were naked and that being naked was shameful. The first consequence of sin ever. The first act of care the Lord shows them after He administers the curses they and the earth have accrued because of their disobedience is to provide clothing to cover them and their shame. Though the Lord is saddened and angered by their disobedience and the consequences it brought with it, He meets them in their sin and provides a way to cover the shame they created for themselves.  Is this not so similar to Christ? For He came down and met us in all our sin and shame and provided a way for it to be covered, by His blood. Except Christ's sacrifice was able to remove the sin and shame once and for all instead of a temporarily covering it. What a caring God to provide a way out of the mess we created. Let me show my gratitude by living in the full knowledge and acceptance that through Christ, I am now not only covered, but forgiven and free of shame.

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