This world is a pale veil of what it was for Adam and Eve. There was no shame. The first people made by God wore no clothing because they had no SHAME! Shame came with their choice to sin. How it must have grieved the heart of the Father when they made that choice. But, like a good parent, he had to set the boundaries. He could not let them live in eternal death away from Him, so He cast them out into a world that was now in the process of dying.
Yet, as I sit gazing at the wonder of Autumn this morning, I see how our amazing Father has even brought beauty to this dying world. Even with our choice of sin, He has made a way out for us through Jesus. He never gives up on us even if we give up on ourselves. The gift of FREE WILL is what brought us to a place of SHAME. But, it is through the gift of eternal life through His redeeming love that we are once again brought close to our Father. We are now FREE to choose Him instead of death!
This Fall, as you see the changes in the world He made for us, just remember that THIS world is not the world He truly created for us. Sin brought shame and it changed our physical world. The perfect Garden became a dying earth. But, even in the dying earth, were all of Creation groans and waits for His coming, He brings His beauty. His greatest beauty is in YOU! We are given an eternity with Him because of the sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ! All praise and glory to the Lamb of God!