A Walk in The Cool of the Day
God walked with Adam in the cool of the day. The very first book in the Bible says so.
“Adam! It’s time to rendezvous. Come. I’m eager to hear about your day.”
Maybe Adam heard God’s football in the middle of the Garden of Eden. It had been a full day. Chatting with animals and birds to find out what they might like to be called was an exhausting business.
“Good evening, Lord. How pleasant it is to see you.”
“My favorite time of the day, Adam.” The Lord gazes with satisfaction at the golden hue the sun cast over His creation in the evening. He loves this world. He turns to Adam, and holds out His arm. Adam puts his own arm through it. The physical contact lent an extra warmth to the friendship they share.
“Tell me …” The Lord encourages.
Another Time in the Cool of the Day
I sat at my dining room table tonight in the pre-evening hour. The sun slanted across the valley. I thought about this being the time of day that Genesis talked about. Meeting God. Talking over the day’s events with Him.
The sun moved between trees. Poking, sliding around the tall trunks, then suddenly fully ablaze – all rays shooting forth light. I could nearly see the round ball behind the rays before looking aside.
For a few minutes the orb hung there, and I was spotlighted. I felt the warmth all around me, and the light everywhere. Was this the Presence of God?
And I thought Jesus still walks in the cool of the day seeking our companionship. He is fully present, and His warmth envelops us. He waits for us to turn our faces toward Him, invite Him into our abode and share our lives with Him.
Soon the sun crossed to the next tree trunk and began to slide away. The light faded to a glowing haze through the trees, leaving shadows behind.
But what remained was a beautiful, glorious, comforting reminder that Jesus still desires to walk (or sit) with us in the cool of the day and share our lives with Him.
He invites, I accept. For a few minutes when the sun sets in the evening. To tell Him what the day has brought and thank Him for being with me through it. Good or bad.
He invites you, too. Will you accept?