To Be Like My Father


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I can awake in the warm glow of the morning sun, not tired at all, with a full night of peaceful rest. I would hear the birds sing, the morning mist would sprinkle over the flowers of the garden and I am intoxicated with the aroma of spring washing over me and every day, I  turn to find a loving husband, God made me just for him. My name is Eve. Can you even imagine their perfect lives?

I can take this a little farther, just like you could or any of us. Such as, I am young and beautiful in my Father’s image, illness is not a word I know, I am the picture of health, vibrant, alive in the love I was created for, to give and receive. His words are fresh in my mind and heart and I speak them and praise Him continually.

My hair sweeps over my shoulders, my skin is smooth and soft. My legs are strong and straight, I can walk and run, I dance through fields of flowers and sing His praise. I know no pain. My back lets me carry baskets of fruit, I can pick vegetables all afternoon.

I fill my home with the feast of His goodness, and honey is on my table, flowers too, my husband and I are at peace, and we eat the fresh bread of God’s goodness and grace. I hear Jesus coming, His knock is at the door and the door of my heart, the words roll with  joy from my mouth, ” Adam, let Him in. ”

I break bread everyday with the beloved. He is God in the flesh. We talk about many things, how the heavens came together, how the earth was formed. I see a parade of angels and animals from the window.

There is never a day when there is not something that needs tending but it still never a chore, my life is growing by leaps and bounds, it is full and abundant and I should need a little rest in the afternoon, I lay my head on a pillow of green pasture and the stream trickling past lulls me to sleep. As I drift off, I hear Jesus tell Adam to  let the beloved sleep.

I wake refreshed as if had been swimming in the cool waters or standing under one of the many waterfalls where the rich, fragrant and tropical flowers grow. Where the toucans and cockatoos are, I feed them nuts and figs.

I take Adam’s hand and watch Jesus walk away into the moonlight, we like back try to count the stars, unsuccessfully. The night air cools a little, and the sunset was spectacular, so he said, he describes the colors, as he brushes his hand over my cheek. I was still resting, and now I can walk home with my beloved and drink the fruit juices we made today, and the table is loaded with grapes and cheese and crackers I have learned to bake. We will enjoy an evening snack and fall asleep, in love and hand in hand. Just like my Father planned it, so my life is, joy and peace. Pleasant, precious, perfect.

I have heard that Adam and Eve could have had children before the fall, that is possible. And the was no curse with childbirth and none with work, that came later. So a happy and large family would have kept them busy, still it is hard to imagine life in the garden, we have known only the latter, and with the latter rain coming, the Spirit will return us to His glory and we will know what it is to be like the Father. In His image. Jesus was. Is.

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son. Colossians 1:13, in these last days…..He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:3. For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. Romans 8:29

Some people I know have had a hard time with understanding the Bible, He wanted everyone to be saved, He knew everyone ever born, some people choose Him and some refuse His call. If you have believed He wants you to be like Jesus and one day that will happen, let’s let Him love and restore us.

And by His sacrifice the curses were off, if we could only accept and receive that. He had to come to redeem what Adam and Eve lost. She surely was deceived, she never needed her eyes opened, or to be like God, she already was in a sense, she had freedom,  His joy and peace. She had the rest of faith that God wants us to know, that He is the provider, the all sufficient one, there is nothing He can’t do or will withhold, no blessing or favor.

Her life was never dull or boring, there were many things to enjoy and she was learning everyday. Her children would have taught of the Lord, she would have been forever young, they had eternal life and lost it. We have it and we will not because Jesus reigns in us. We could be alive when He comes. He was one with the Father, intimate and close, sharing the Spirit, as we should be. he only drove them out so they would not live forever in a fallen state.

There has been far too much discord sown and too much dissention, He is pouring out His Spirit, wanting to restore us to health and joy, the garden of Eden was a copy of the garden of God in heaven, what a wonderful place to be, forever, and like my Father.

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