Words from the Heart for Monday December 3rd, 2018
And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.
Genesis 3:15 (NLT)
At the tragic time of the temptation and the fall of Adam and Eve the Lord provided a covering of skins for them in their nakedness. At that same time God made the announcement that the enemy who had deceived the woman and the man would himself receive a fatal blow by one born of a woman. That promise was fulfilled in a manger in Bethlehem.
We usually think of submarines as naval vessels used in times of war and hostility. But not the submarines produced by Atlantis Submarines in British Columbia – there’s are only used for tourism. The company initiated the world’s first commercial tourist submarine in the Cayman Islands in 1986. More than 10 million people have since experienced underwater adventures in their 48 and 64 passenger submarines. The subs they operate in Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Aruba, St. Martin, Cozumel, Curacao, and Guam were all made in Canada.
Ask a military veteran and they will tell you that they long for the end of war. No one who has been a part of hostilities wants to experience that again. We call this time of year the season of peace. Every human being longs for that peace, both within, and across the planet. This Advent season is a time for God’s people to ponder the price that was paid so that we might have peace. A glimpse of it is found way back in Genesis 3:15: “And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.” It can be confusing to consider that God brought about hostility. But it is this hostility that would bring us peace. For when sin entered into the world, God knew that He would have to send a Saviour, and that Saviour would have to pay a great price to redeem that which was lost. Jesus is that Saviour. For millennia, Satan has brought pain to the human race. On Calvary, Jesus struck His head.
These have been words from the heart.