Friday, March 25, 2011

"Who Told You That You Were Naked?"

I have been sent back to Genesis a couple of times recently. Back to the place where Adam and Eve are hiding from God.

"Where are you?" He asks.

Not where - as in location - are you, but HOW are you?

After hearing that a couple of times - "Where are you?" - I began to think. It wasn't being asked OF me, but in context to the story.

So, I decided it was time to open The Book and read the story. How did they respond.... EXACTLY...? I wouldn't have surprised me one bit to find that their response was the piece that stirred something deep within me.... but it wasn't.

It was God's question following their response: "Who told you that you were naked?"

Uh... the serpent, of course! Well... not exactly. It was their decision to choose to listen to a voice other than God's, that brought the resulting feelings of shame.

I'm not sure I'm there EXACTLY, but it's a GOOD question. I keep hearing it with a blank: "Who told you that you were ____________?" The answer has never been "You, Lord."

What You have told me is that I am loved and forgiven, cherished and protected.

Why would I choose to listen to any other voice but Yours?

Help me to hear You above the noise of this earth.

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