Monday, November 9, 2009

Where are You?

"Genesis "means beginnings.

As everything in our world that we know and that we see was new, everything was as God intended it to be for a short while.

Sometime after the creation things began to go wrong. You know the story, Adam and Eve messed things up for the rest of us but that opened the door for the mystery of Jesus!

We pick up the story after Adam and Eve had done their act.

Genesis 3:8&9 says, "And (Adam and Eve) heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden (of Eden) in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Then the Lord God called to the man and said to him, 'Where are you'".

There are several points that can be made with this little scripture. I would like to call your attention to a couple of them.

First, it is clear that Adam and Eve knew the sound of God from previous experience. In fact, it is probably the case that Adam and Eve had the experience of meeting with God on a daily basis from the beginning until they removed themselves.

Secondly, God didn't leave Adam and Eve hiding in the trees. He asked, "Where are you" not because He didn't know where they were but, rather, because the question is one that Adam and Eve needed to ask themselves.

It is fascinating that Adam and Eve chose to hide themselves within the very things that God had created for them to enjoy. Sound familiar?

The very things that God has given to us to enjoy (our jobs, our family, our friends, our homes...) are the things that we use to "hide" from God.

Listen.....can you hear it?

You might have to quiet your mind and heart to hear it clearly.

If you try really, really will hear the Lord God ask, "Where are you?"

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