Friday, July 14th, 2017 Redeeming Eve

Genesis 3:14-15

The consequence of doubt is separation — from each other, from the earth, from God. When God discovered the serpent’s seduction of humankind, pain, struggle, and shame entered the human condition where ease, abundance, and relationship once reigned. Suddenly, in our false sense of shame, we feel the need to hide and work in subterfuge, cowering in the bushes when God walks by, ready for communion with us. Our work now consists of blisters and sweat rather than the blessing of pure creation with God.  

What is a different way? What would God prefer? How can you live God’s preference today?