by Macy Johnson
“So the Lord God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this, cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.’”
(Genesis 3:14-15 NIV)
My husband is a retired employee of the power company. Nonetheless, we were often without electricity due to rain, snow, or ice storms. We lost the connection. I called the help line to let them know we lost power. Our house was built to be fueled by electricity and was a shell, a dead skeleton, without it.
The company always promised to restore our electrical current as soon as possible. Sometimes it meant overhead lines were replaced, but more often a downed line was repaired. Unfortunately, my husband could not correct the problem. Power had to be reinstated by the electricity-creators.
Something beautiful, a serpent, distracted Eve away from God. Snakes have not always been ugly and repulsive. Satan knew he must take on a form that would attract Eve, not repel her. She turned her head, looked more closely at the beautiful creature, and listened to its attractive words. Then the serpent-storm hit.
Adam and Eve were swept up in the squall and the connection with their heavenly Father was broken. God had to step in and correct the problem. Eve couldn’t do it. Even Adam couldn’t do it. God promised to send someone to reestablish it completely and permanently. Only through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World, God in flesh, is the Creator’s connection with humanity eternally and perfectly restored.
I will stay connected to Jesus today. I hope you will, too!