By Teresa Poucher
Adam names all the animals. Wow, how long did that take? The Bible doesn’t tell us how long Adam lived in the garden without Eve. I would imagine he was fond of the animals, he probably even played and talked to them. While realizing they all had mates, yet he was alone. Eve enters the picture and Adam is in love. It’s strange how love will make you do some crazy things.
After they sin we know they took fig leaves and covered themselves. God basically said fig leaves won’t work. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission. (HE 9:22) Adam sees his sin caused the very first death. It was death to an animal he befriended and named. It must have been difficult to cover their own skins with skins of an animal they had cared for.
I’ve heard all my life JESUS died for my sins. Even though I know this is true, I would rather think He died for the sins of the world. Then that means I’m not responsible. Truth is He died for MY sin. His blood was shed to not only cover but to cleanse me from my sin as if they never existed. (IS 1:18) PS 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. There is a North and a South Pole, but East and west never meet. I’m so thankful for the mercy God has toward His creation. What love… How the creator of all would die at the hands of his creation. JN 15:13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.