Advent 2014 – Week 3 Day 1
The Crunch Heard ‘Round the World
13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” ~ Gen 3:13
In my daily life, I often feel the conviction of the same words that God spoke to Eve. “What is this that you have done?” You have yelled at the kids again. You have lied. You have tried to pass the blame of your own sin on someone else. And I have failed. Again. Then I look around and I watch the news and see the impact of sin in this broken world. It makes me sad, and I long for something more.
When I adopted my son, I still felt the hopelessness of infertility and the weight of being unable to “be fruitful and multiply” biologically. I could see the brokenness and the heartbreak of a family unable to care for a child at that time. Yet I was amazed at the strength of a mother who loves her child so much that she is willing to let the child go. God revealed to me a glimpse of what is yet to come. And so we have reason to hope.
12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. ~ I Corinthians 13:12