Why? – Part 2

Adam and Eve, why did you squander life? You sinned, and we became your cover-up. You plucked us off our tree. That was sure death for us. You sewed us together that you might have temporary clothing. What good are fig leaf garments? Why weren’t you content with what God provided for you? Your act of eating the forbidden fruit exposed the attitude of your heart. You were left naked, vulnerable. Why?

Adam and Eve, why didn’t you respect God’s command? Your disobedience cost us our lives. Our blood – our life – was spilled out so you could have a more permanent covering for your bodies. No longer are we free to enjoy God’s world. Because of your action, our life-style now includes fear. Fear of people waiting to kill us for our meat and skins. Fear of other animals who will fight us for food. Why? Was wanting your own way worth it? Not to us, the animals!

 

Adam and Eve, the beauty and benefits of me – Garden of Eden – were lost because of your willful disobedience of God’s instruction. You changed the reason I was created. Your stubbornness to live life YOUR way introduced fear. My trees were meant to provide you with food and shade. You changed it into a place for hiding because you were afraid to be seen by God. Why?

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