In some of the lessons in God’s Plan for His Church that I am taking disciples through at our church, we have been going back to God’s original plan in Genesis 1 and 2. As we do this, we are able to compare our experience today with the original design. One of the most significant pieces of God’s design was the ability for conversation between God and His special creation; man and woman.
Think with me for a moment about the environment that God created and placed man in. He was not put somewhere in outer space like a star in orbit. In the creation of earth, “the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food” (Genesis 1:8-9). It was a perfect place with perfect conditions.
In these perfect surroundings, “the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work I and keep it” (1:15). Do you see how intentional God was in this plan and design? Not long after this, “they [Adam and Eve] heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day” (3:8). It was another of those special moments when God wanted to talk with them.
Can you imagine the disappointment and sadness for God when that special purpose for this special creation was replaced with distance and hiding? This feature of man’s creation was so important to God that He planned, long before failure happened, that we could be “reconciled” back into a relationship with God where free, open and intimate conversation could take place again.
How is your conversation with Him today?
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