When Adam was walking with God in the garden, God showed him all the trees He had planted for the man to tend.
Two trees in the middle of the garden were mentioned, the Tree of Life, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
“You can eat from all the trees in the garden, but you shall not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, because eating from that one will bring death.”
But, that was okay. There were plenty of trees…all filled with good fruit.
(I love you….Do you believe Me…do you trust Me…do you love Me?)
“What’s the deal? God told you not to eat this stuff?”
“Oh, no. We can eat all of it. Well, all except that one.” She pointed to the one in the middle of the garden.
“Hmmm. Interesting. I wonder why not that one?”
“He said we would die.” She had a questioning look on her face.
“You believe that? Seriously? You’re not going to die. He just doesn’t want you to know the stuff he knows. You can be like him, you know. Why, that’s probably the best fruit in the whole garden!”
“Really? But He said…” She looked at the fruit…it looked better than all the other fruit.
“Believe me…you’re not going to die…you can trust me.”
She tasted, she chewed, she swallowed.
She gave some to her husband.
He tasted, he chewed, he swallowed.
Something changed…they felt…different…nervous…afraid…alone.
“Man! Where are you? Why are you hiding? Did you eat from that tree?”
“Well, the woman you gave me…”
“The serpent…it was the serpent!”
“You have chosen your own right and wrong!
What you have chosen, you shall have.
You have chosen
not to believe Me,
not to trust Me,
not to love Me.
You have chosen death,
You must now leave My garden, to follow the path of your own choosing.”
(And yet, I will always love you. I will make a way for you to choose to love Me.)
He gave them skins to cover their nakedness and watched them leave the garden, never having had the chance to taste the fruit of the other tree.
The tree of Life.
The tree of Love.
One Year Ago
One Year Ago
A PERFECT DESIGNER…
LOVE FOR THE DESIGN
Lungs, designed to take in air from the atmosphere, will try to reject gas that has impurities or smoke in it…
Eyes that self-adjust for light and distance, that pick up tiny variances of color, and movement…
Taste buds and a sense of smell that will warn the creature of poison or spoiled food…
A digestive system that removes nutrients from food and eliminates waste from the body…
A circulatory system that receives oxygen from the lungs and nourishment from the digestive system and transports them to all the organs in the body…
An adrenal gland that gives huge surges of strength or energy in emergency situations…
A reproductive system that draws a male and female together…
A nervous system sensitive enough to feel a tiny insect walking on your skin, to warn you of danger, to allow you to feel intense pleasure or pain…
A marriage covenant between a man and a woman designed to last until death in order to make two people into one…
A desire to have children and protect them from danger and poor choices…
The desire a man has to protect and provide for his wife…
So many more examples of the complexity of this design we call human…
With built-in warnings to help to bring about a long and healthy and purposeful life…
“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. ”
So, what happened? Why are we so messed up?
There is a second download that insures the warranty on the design.
A download that plants the eternal life inside the device.
You must request it, it is not automatic.
The device will function for a time without it.
But, eventually, without the download, the device will die.
For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life…
No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.
Journal • Saturday, Feb 17, 2018, 2:54 PM CST • 7003 S Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX, United States • 48°F Mist and Fog
FEB. 16, 2018