Sunday, July 29, 2012
The Cool of the Day
The Lord God called to the man, "Where are you?"--Genesis 3:9
As if He didn't already know.
But His question reminded Adam and Eve they'd done something wrong. And they grabbed for fig leaves, looking for a place to hide..
It's easy to see that not much has changed.
We still sin, we still feel shame, and we still try to hide.
And God still takes the initiative to find us.
He still asks, "Where are you?"
This is the real beauty of Eden--God was already seeking Adam before Adam gave Him a thought.
Adam languished with his wife, satiated, absorbed, waiting to become as wise as God, when God interrupted Adam's torpor with a reminder that He still walked in the cool of the day and still wanted Adam, now disqualified, as a companion.
He does the same for us.
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.--Romans 5:8
The Son of Man came to seek what was lost.--Luke 19:10
He calls, He leads; we answer, we follow.
And when we do, we can walk again with Him in the cool of the day.