... read something yesterday which struck a deep note for me.
have you ever wondered what Eve felt in the garden after she ate and gave Adam to eat? have you ever wondered what she felt when God came looking for them and found them hiding?
have you ever wondered…
… how she felt when she/they knew they were naked? [and by the way, who told them they were naked?]
… what she felt when the reality of what had happened... what they had done?... what.. she.. had done?... began to break through to her?
… what she felt when the loss of Eden came crashing in on her?
forget the loaded-ness of the Genesis story... think for a moment what it would feel like knowing that in a time of weakness - because of a very crooked place within… a place where healing and restoration was yet to be worked - a decision was made which put your loved ones in a place of difficulty for the rest of their lives.
have you ever made such a decision? i have.
as i read about that grief immeasurable and bleak… Eve’s grief in the Garden and after… when the full weight of what she had done bore in on her, i felt that grief… i knew that grief, even if only in part… I shared that grief and my heart broke for her.
He is bringing me through it - i trust He brought her through it, too.
even though i walk through a valley deep and dark… He is with me.