Learning From History
I’ve been delving into history lately. It seems not much has changed when it comes to the heart of man. History is rife with political schemes, riots, mistreatment of one another and mass murders.
There really is nothing new under the sun since the dawning of man in the garden. Ideas are not new, just retried over and over. It seems that we don’t learn from the past. Instead, we sweep it under the rug and another generation repeats it.
Therefore, we really should not be surprised at anything we encounter. No, man has not been enlightened. Not since the Fall in the garden.
The Cool of The Day
But there is one thing that bears repeating and it would be a delight to repeat. God walked with Adam and Eve in the garden during the cool of the day.
What might that be like?
Before the Fall, of course.
“Adam! Eve! It’s time. Let us walk together.”
“Here we are, Lord. You wouldn’t believe the day we’ve had. We ran with the gazelles, rode on the backs of the dinosauers, and then pulled up some lucious vegetables to eat.” Adam and Eve may have come running, hand in hand to meet the Lord.
“And how are my creatures today?”
“Praising You well. Doing just as You made them to do. It is a delight to be among them.”
“And you delight Me as you care for them.”
And so it might have gone. Perhaps they shared a meal. Or walked in the pink sunset through the trees.
Before the Fall.
The Same Only Different
Now, after the Fall, we, like the children we are, don’t always play well together, and our civilizations come and go. Yet our Father God still holds us in His heart. He is ever steady in His love for us.
He still walks in the midst of our hearts. He still calls us. He still wants to hear about our day. He still wants to share meals with us. This is the same, too, although our walk with Him now looks very different than it did in the garden.
He still plans the best for us. Though the enemy comes after us, we never need to worry about facing him alone. Our God is ready to defend us.
We only need to call for Him.
Our Father God still holds out His hand for us to grasp.