Monday, June 27, 2011

God's Footsteps

"They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day,"
Genesis 3:8 

There was a time when the Lord walked in the Garden He had created for man and woman.  Since Adam and Eve recognized the sound of his footsteps, we know they were intimately familiar with Him. Imagine what it must have been like to meet the Creator face-to-face in a perfect, natural setting. The temperature would have been ideal every day. No weeds or pests with which to bother. No lack of moisture. Absolute beauty everywhere you look. And to top it all off, sweet fellowship with God Almighty. What a shame that sin had to enter in and spoil it all. Some day this imperfect earth will pass away, and God will create a new earth and sky (2 Peter 3:12-13). It is a wonderful promise from the Lord that we look forward to. But it would be unfortunate to be so focused on what is to come that we neglect what we now have. God is with us. He walks with us in our garden and in the grocery store. He sits with us on the deck and at the cafe, on the mountainside and at our desk. Everywhere we go, God goes with us. Do you hear His footsteps?

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