Words from the Heart for Wednesday April 11th, 2018
And they heard the sound 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 among the trees of the garden. Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
Genesis 3:8-9 (NKJV)
They Hid Themselves
What mercy is shown in this scene from the garden. Adam and Eve are the guilty ones. They have sinned against the Lord. Rather than searching out His forgiveness they try to hide from Him. But, the merciful Creator came to find them in their need.
Last May, some of Canada’s leading historians said the federal government was putting the country’s historical record at risk by hoarding piles of documents inside secret archives that together would make a stack taller than the CN Tower. Historian Dennis Molinaro of Trent University discovered ministries and agencies are stockpiling millions of decades-old papers rather than handing them over to Library and Archives Canada for safekeeping and public access. He’s launched a petition to try to convince the government to set them free.
Children naturally run and hide from their parents when they do something wrong. What the children never think about is that this just shows the parents that the child has done something wrong. In a spiritual sense, we never grow up. Before sin entered into the human heart through the disobedience of Adam and Eve, the first couple didn’t have anything for which to be ashamed. They walked daily with their Creator, innocent in every way. They never thought to hide from God or each other, or felt the need to cover themselves. But when sin came, like little children, they ran and hid. Genesis 3:8-9 says, “And they heard the sound 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 among the trees of the garden. Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, ‘Where are you?’” Like a loving parent seeking out a wayward child, God comes after Adam and Eve, calling out for them. He still comes after all of us, calling us to Himself.
These have been words from the heart.