Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Re: Turn


27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them......God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day...And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;......but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."......When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

A potted history of Adam and Eve. The reason for the world as we see it. The reason it all changed.

Often called 'The Fall', but I think I prefer 'The Turn' and I'll tell you why:

If we fall, we need to be picked up again, right? This leads us to being 'saved' or 'rescued' and overall this is pretty much what Jesus did, but it paints us, human kind, as powerless or helpless.

Compared to God, that may be, but actually God didn't make us like that. Make what you will of 'Free Will' but I believe that God allows us to choose rather a lot in our lives and that it is our decision whether we are 'saved' or 'rescued' (isn't Grace wonderful!) Jesus only made it possible.

God is looking for relationship. Even and equal, friends or lovers, not master and slave. That means we should be in relationship with God because we choose to, not because we think we should or are forced to.

The trouble is, we have to keep making the same choice; to be with God, and that often means that we have to reposition ourselves, realigning ourselves with God and His purposes.

Once we turned away, now we can re-turn and face God.

Do you need to re-turn to God?

2 comments:

  1. Good points you made here. I especially like the part where you mention the choice we have to continually make. It is almost like our worship is centered around that decision, and we need to ensure that our commitment to the Lord is renewed all the time. We as humans are just too likely to fall down...

    Great post.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    Not all my idea, but I find it really helpful in the day to day.

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