I’ve sat through plenty of discussions on Adam and Eve, and the fall of the human race. The way I see it, if it hadn’t been Adam and Eve, it would have been someone else. We’re all sinners. The only one to walk this earth and not sin, was Jesus.
When we visited with my mom during one of her nursing home activities — Bible Trivia – the question was asked…Who sinned in the Garden of Eden? Not missing a beat, Mom said, “Eve. Women get blamed for everything.”
She’s right. Eve did sin in the Garden. And she is blamed for it.
In the album, The Story, the second song is “Good,” by Matthew West and Leigh Nash. It speaks of Adam and Eve’s desire to have a do-over, of sorts. It speaks of changing history, if they could, and choosing differently. The song says Adam and Eve would leave out the part where they broke God’s heart. They long to turn back time, and walk in the sunset with their LORD again. But then they ask God how he could look at them, and what they’d done, and still call them good.
I’d like to submit many of us may feel the exact same way…we’ve sinned. Done what we know we shouldn’t do, but did it any way. We’d like another chance. We miss the closeness we experienced with our God. We want a do-over.
Fortunately, God gives us that chance through his grace. Undeserved favor. Something we didn’t do anything to earn. A gift. The gift of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross of Calvary, that paid the price for our sins. The Sacrificial Lamb. By his wounds, we are healed.
July. Already over 6 months into another new year. No matter. Each day, we have a clean slate in front of us. It’s ours to use as we please. As we desire.
Do we need to choose differently than we have in the past? Are there areas of sin we need to surrender to Jesus, for his help in overcoming? Are there people we need to reach out to, apologies we need to make, forgiveness we need to extend? A do-over?
Despite all our messes and faults, God still calls us good.
So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day. Genesis 1:27 & 31
I wish you well.
Listen to the words of the powerful song, Good, by Matthew West and Leigh Nash
Sandy Kirby Quandt is a freelance writer and follower of Jesus with a passion for history, travel, and photography. Passions which often weave their way into her stories and articles. Sandy has written numerous articles and stories for adult and children publications. Looking for words of encouragement or gluten-free recipes? Then check out Sandy’s blog at www.sandykirbyquandt.com. Sandy and her husband live in Texas.
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