It Began In A Garden

I’ve been thinking about the different ways God comes to us.

It began in a garden. With us walking by His side while the dew was still on the roses. Can you imagine the scene. The feeling of complete and unconditional love from our Creator. For once being truly safe. Heart, mind, body, and soul.

Creation was God’s first gift to us. He designed it to speak to us about Him. It still does. Which may be why man continues to seek to destroy it.

For a long time after Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit God did not dwell with man.
Then He came to them again as an all-consuming fire. He revealed His glory and His greatness. The people were afraid to come near. They rejected Him and, once again, for a long time God did not dwell with man.

Then, because of His great love for us, He sent His beloved Son. He came gentle and helpless, as a baby. He grew to manhood, and the disciples walked with Jesus and knew His unconditional love and acceptance.

Once again, man despised and rejected Him. But this time God’s departure wasn’t about judgment, it was about justification.

Jesus’ death on the cross made it possible for us to, once again, walk daily in His presence.

Today, we can experience both His unconditional love (grace) and His all-consuming fire (the Holy Spirit). We can walk with Him every moment of our lives.

This is how He comes to those who seek Him now. Won’t you join me in the garden?

“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put My laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” (Heb 8:10)

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