READING Genesis 3:1-24
Here’s the turn. God created us in His image to live in perfect union with Him, but a whisper that He did not have our best interest at heart was enough for us to try to take matters into our own hands. But instead of focusing on the darkness, think about what God does. Though He knew the consequences of the disobedience, before He sent Adam and Eve out into the world, He stitched together garments for them. Even with His heart broken, He sat down at the sewing machine to make sure His image-bearers were going to be well. He didn’t leave us to fix our own mess – He immediately stepped into it, and made a plan to turn our chaos back into His order.
And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them. Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. (Genesis 3:21-23)