In the beginning God
created Adam and Eve and placed them in Eden where they enjoyed fellowship with Him and were in want of nothing. In Genesis 3, Adam and Eve disobeyed God and by their disobedience, they unwittingly unleashed upon the entire human race; the twin tidal waves of despair. Their eyes were suddenly blown open and they noticed that they were naked! [Genesis 3:7]Then came the divine initiative.
Even as Adam experienced the early devastation of sin tearing through the core of his being, he heard the call of his Creator, as before, in the cool of the evening. He was calling out: “Adam, Where are you?”
Adam may have convinced himself that God was done with him but he was wrong! God took the initiative in calling Adam to step up and out from the dark jungle of sin and embrace His unconditional love. The love of God was first expressed by the tender entreaty, “Adam, where are you?” This was just the beginning!
The call of God to Adam in the Garden of Eden was the first loving work by God in calling rebellious humanity to return to Him. This act has been repeated all through history as God the Creator has, with tender compassion, earnestly entreated His human family to return to Him. As mankind has progressed further out into the darkness, God has moved in ever-widening circles to encompass him with His boundless love. No one account could contain the myriad ways in which God has moved to protect man from the fatal results of his sin and to call him back to Himself.
The entire Old Testament records a history of a loving Creator, working to induce an immature and rebellious humanity to return to Him. The work of atonement in the New Testament is equally God’s plan to rescue fallen humanity and restore us to our rightful place in His plan and purpose. This simply demonstrates the mystery of God’s love.
Now the question is: Have you made any move to respond to this divine initiative? Will you let the sacrifice of Jesus Christ go in vain?
This is a moment of sober reflection which should initiate a choice by you, to accept Jesus Christ as LORD and savior.
God BLESS you!