"When the Woman saw that the tree looked like good eating and realized what she would get out of it—she'd know everything!—she took and ate the fruit and then gave some to her husband, and he ate.Immediately the two of them did "see what's really going on"—saw themselves naked! They sewed fig leaves together as makeshift clothes for themselves.When they heard the sound of God strolling in the garden in the evening breeze, the Man and his Wife hid in the trees of the garden, hid from God.God called to the Man: 'Where are you?'" Genesis 3:6-9 (MSG, emphasis added).In studying the Bible, you would find that it is one of the richest texts that you'll ever encounter. After all, it is quite a library in itself: a collection of sixty-six books bounded together with pages so thin so you wouldn't have to hurt your arm carrying it.☺
One of my most favorite parts of the Bible to study is the conversations between people and the Lord, particularly amongst the first man and woman and God. What you first assumed is simplicity of words actually convey the deepest thoughts and convictions, of not only the individuals Adam and Eve, but of even the entire humanity and God.
God called to the Man: "Where are you?"(v. 9)
How many of us in the midst of our fall, pain, and difficulty, have asked God, "Where are you?" Amazingly, this question was not original to humans although we've cried it out for generations and generations! During the event when the first man and woman sinned and disobeyed God, it was God who first said these words: "Where are you?"
The first response of our loving God when we have lost our way was to seek us out. "Where are you?" surely is not a question of whether He couldn't find us and lost sight of us! He always has His eye on us and knows us for who we really are (Psalm 139). Verse 9 are the words of a Father who is seeking for His children and desiring reconciliation with them! ^____^
So, where are you in this life? Are you in the part of your life where there are just so much pain and confusion? Are you only going through the motions of your responsibilities or religion? Or are you thinking that you are self-satisfied... but maybe, just maybe, there is something more to life?
"Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up. These events will bring great honor to the LORD’s name; they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love” Isaiah 55:13 (NLT).Scripture:
The Message (MSG) and The New Living Translation (NLT) from Biblegateway.com
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