as hans and i strolled beneath glorious autumn leaves, we crunched
the fallen crimson and yellow ones under our feet. i love these
walks, because we talk about so many interesting subjects, and
not always our children. :)
this day we were discussing adam and eve. hans maintained that
when God asked adam, "where are you?", he might not have been
referring to his location but to the state of his heart. he might as
well have asked, "who are you now?"
adam replied, "i heard you in the garden, and i was afraid because
i was naked; so i hid."
"who told you that you were naked?" their nakedness had never
been an issue before their disobedience, and hans wondered if
things might have gone better for them had adam answered, "we
disobeyed and were hiding because we felt ashamed."
instead he revealed that he considered himself unveiled and no
longer covered by God's good favor. he also demonstrated his
fear of God just like the servant who "knew" Him as the hard
master and hid his talent. (matthew 25:25)
moreover, adam seemed to consider himself "out", which, of
course, is exactly what the serpent intended. one strike, and
ps. i am linking to joyce's at "i love pretty things"
and to ginger and charlotte's at "spiritual sundays."