This week an interesting thought crossed my mind. In Genesis chapters 2-3, we read that Adam and Eve were naked at creation and were unaware of this until they ate of the tree of knowledge, which God instructed them not to eat. As a consequence of their sin of disobedience, the Bible says their eyes were opened and for the first time, they realized their nakedness. Immediately they took fig leaves and covered themselves. Later, when they encountered God, he ”reclothed” them with the skins of dead animals (give that some thought). From this time on, mankind has covered himself with clothing (except for the nudist folks). This perhaps is a reminder of our sin nature, which we inherited from Adam and Eve.
However, all of this changes when we surrender our lives to Christ. From this point on, once again God takes off that which we have clothed ourselves with, and clothes us with humility, righteousness, holiness, and ultimately, we are clothed with Christ. Having been clothed with Christ, our relationship with God is restored, which enables us to once again spiritually stand naked before God just as did Adam and Eve in the beginning. Having our sins washed by the blood of Jesus, we have nothing to hide from our God, and no longer do we have any need to hide from Him. Today, I thank God for the cross which redeemed us, and the empty tomb that makes this day and every day, a day of celebration and Joy. Because, once we were lost, but now we are found, we were blind, but now we see. Let them praises give Jehovah, for His Name alone is high (go ahead, finish singing the song) and let the world know- He is risen!!