03 July 2014

The Crimson Thread – The Fall of Man

Greetings Dear Reader,

The simple story is that the man and the woman ate the forbidden fruit.  All of creation was theirs except for this one thing.  We talk about the consequences of this sin and the cost to man.  How often do we really examine the cost to God?

This moment of choice is what breaks the relationship with God for all of us.  I do not believe for a moment that I would not have also failed God.  I have experienced giving much to others and having them violate my trust.  I can only begin to see how much that must have hurt God. 

In that moment redemption became necessary.  God could have wiped us out but instead he started the process of redemption.  The innocent age was over and he the process of bring things back to being good. 

When he approaches Adam in the evening, already knowing what Adam has done he has already chosen love over death.  God already knows every failure and rejection we will visit upon him.  He is already aware that the cost of his choice for love and redemption will be his dearest blood.

In that moment the Father and Son both knew what was to come.  The crimson thread weaves the first lines of a tapestry that will be both beautiful and horrific.  Adam and Eve leave the garden clothed in skins where blood is shed for the first time in the name of redemption.  That first blood in the garden is shed to dye the thread that will one day stitch the wounds we have visited on God’s heart.

I must not see my loss but God’s pain.  I must yearn to draw closer to him and redeem all that can be redeemed.  I must follow the Son that from the beginning was willing to give everything to heal the wounds we caused.  Nothing can be “good” until that is accomplished. 

Adam Where are You – Don Francisco

Unashamed and naked in a garden that has never seen the rain,
Rulers of a kingdom, full of joy -- never marred by any pain,
The morning all around them seems to celebrate the life they've just begun;
And in the majesty of innocence the king and queen come walking in the sun

But the master of deception now begins with his dissection of the Word
And with all of his craft and subtly the serpent twists the simple truths they've heard,
While hanging in the balance is a world that has been placed at their command
And all their unborn children die as both of them bow down to Satan's hand.

And just before the evening in the cool of the day,
They hear the voice of God as He is walking
And they can't abide His presence, so they try to hide away;
But still they hear the sound as He is calling:

"Adam, Adam, where are you?
Adam, Adam, where are you?
Adam, Adam, where are you?"

In the stifling heat of summer now the gardener and his wife are in the field
And it seems that thorns and thistles are the only crop their struggles ever yield
He eats his meals in sorrow 'til he sinks in to the dust whence he came
But all down through the ages he can hear his Maker calling out his name.

"Adam, Adam, where are you?
Adam, Adam, where are you?"

And though the curse has long be broken
Adams' sons are still the prisoners of their fears
Rushing helter-skelter to destruction with their fingers in their ears
While the Fathers voice is calling with an urgency I've never heard before
"Won't you come in from the darkness now before it's time to finally close the door!"

"Adam, Adam, where are you?
Adam, Adam, where are you?
Adam, Adam, I love you!"

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store."

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