Genesis 3:1-24

Created in God’s image and likeness, Adam and Eve knew the goodness of God’s love. In fact, it was all they knew; there was no need for any other understanding. The serpent, however, used deception to lead Adam and Eve into a life of disobedience. After eating from the forbidden tree, their eyes were opened, but not to what they had hoped. Instead of becoming like God, they had become separated from God.

No longer sinless, Adam and Eve were banished from the garden.  The only way to restore the relationship they enjoyed before their fall, would be for Adam and Eve to remove the stain of sin, but this is not something humanity has the ability to do. Yet even in the garden, God promised to rescue his fallen children.

With the assurance of God’s promise, we have the blessing of grace through Christ Jesus. Through his life, death and resurrection, Jesus paid the ransom for our sin and reconciled a fallen humanity. Now, living in a restored relationship with our God, we await Christ’s coming again in the fullness of His glory.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for your grace, mercy and love through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

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