DEAR DADDY ADAM and MOMMY EVE:
Do you have any idea what the piece of fruit you ate has done to us, your descendants? Do you have any idea?
Did you have any idea how far-reaching one act of disobedience was going to be? You did not think this through; your actions were selfish and poorly thought out!
The consequences of the mess you handed down to us are getting worse, every day. Relationships are falling apart; there is hunger, diseases, and death in the land. Little children and infants are living and dying in poverty. We have diseases with no known names or cures, and children are suffering from inoperable cancers. There are rampant senseless killings, early death, and all kinds of unimaginable distress. There is too much going on!
I know it is too late for you to worry about all this because the damage has been done.
The consolation is God in His love and infinite wisdom made a way to restore things to their original state – to restore the relationship between Him and us. Do you remember how He used to visit you in the Garden, in the cool of the day? (Genesis 3:8) I am sure you do, even though you lost the privilege when you were thrown out of the garden.
The good news is He has restored that privilege to us in a better way. We are able to visit Him directly in His Throne Room. Hallelujah! Do you want to know what He did? He sent His One and only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty for our sins: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” – John 3:16
Jesus died a painful death on the Cross of Calvary on our behalf. So now, we don’t have to die if we repent, but believe in Him and ask for forgiveness. But for the time being, our struggles will continue until we see Him face to face. Through our pain and suffering, He is transforming us on a daily basis to be more like Him.
We will not hold any of our sufferings against you, Daddy Adam and Mommy Eve, because if anyone of us had been the First, we most likely would have done exactly what you did.
Now about the Throne Room, let me tell you: it is truly amazing! As sinful as we are (thanks to you), we get to go there any time of any day to just sit down, lie down, stand up, or kneel down before Him. Physical posture is really not that important; what is really important is the posture of our hearts.
He wants us to come in humility, penitence, and faith. He talks to us through the Word and the Spirit, and then He listens to us as we petition Him about various needs and issues. He answers before we call, and while we are still speaking He hears: “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear” – Isaiah 65:24
Our relationship with Him through Jesus Christ is fulfilling. All these privileges are only for those who believe in Him, so we need to let everybody else know about His provision for salvation!
Guess what else? He is preparing a place for us in heaven so that when we leave this earth, we will forever be with Him. Unfortunately, those who believe in Him will be with Him, and those who do not believe in Him will be with the devil, the one that deceived you in the garden. Sad to say, their eternity will be in the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels: “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” – Matthew 25:41
I hope you appreciate this update.
Pearl is a retired neonatal Registered Nurse. She spends her time now writing articles based on the Bible. Pearl resides in the United States and has three adult children, one son-in-law, and four grandchildren. She is also a volunteer counselor at a local pregnancy clinic.