The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small— and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”
Loop – a structure, series, or process the end of which is connected to the beginning.
There is a great loop of time (or so it would seem to us) that is so imperceivable that we feel it does not exist. We go about our daily lives, enjoying or just surviving this world and its snares and traps. Someday; however, we will coil back on the beginning and the end will unfold before our very eyes. God’s promises are never forgotten, never unfulfilled. We love the promises that guarantee our comfort and safety. We feel that God must surely have forgotten that first promise…
“for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
Fortunately, there is a way out of the loop, to slip loose from certain death. It sounds so easy that surely everyone will find it, but “No!”, for the walls of the loop are held together with pride. You can push on it, pry on it, try to jump out of it, blow it up, or set fire to it. There’s only one way to escape…on your knees.
Today, before it’s too late. Let the hearts of everyone be moved to bow before You and humbly ask for mercy. You wait with open arms now, but tomorrow might be the end of the loop.
Thank You, Lord for every kindness, every blessing.
In Jesus’ name, Amen!