Bleeding Heart Of the Great I Am
Bleeding heart, what does that mean? It’s speaks of love, dismay, pain, all kind of emotions you can think of. When a heart is bleeding, it cares. Today our focus is on the broken heart of God. Why He cares? Let’s read more to find out..
Its been 3 days since God convinced me to read the Bible one chapter a day to my 3-year-old son, David from the beginning (Book of Genesis). The first 2 days went absolutely well. David enjoyed learning about God and his creations. You see, right up to this point, everything was perfect, absolutely beautiful. But, I also noticed the first command that God spoke to Adam was: ‘Do not eat the fruit, from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.’ ‘If you do, you shall surely die.’ Was God right?
Personal Story Continues
This morning, I read Genesis chapter 3 to David. David clearly did not like what he heard, after Adam and Eve were not allowed to stay in the Garden of Eden because they disobeyed God.
First the serpent changed what God commanded to Adam,then it lied to Eve and Eve ate what God told Adam not to eat. Later, she gave the fruit to Adam and he ate it. Immediately, their eyes opened and filled with fear. They decided to hide from God. Next thing you knew, God came looking for Adam and Eve; ‘Where are you?’ He called out to them.
Then God gave each a judgement which included the serpent. Meanwhile, God made coverings for both Adam and Eve, out of skins and then instructed them to leave the garden. Finally, He placed the angels to guard the tree of life.
Was God mean to chase Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden? It seemed so to David. Was God right to punish all parties involved? Was He too harsh?
As a parent to David, God showed me His broken heart today. When David misbehaved, I had to punish and correct his behavior. But, he knew I loved him. Every morning, he would wake up, look for me and give me his biggest smile. Each time he got punished, he might not like it but he knew very well that I loved him.
As a parent, I do not like to punish David. But as a good parent, I have to. Correction is necessary to teach David to become a well-balanced adult. Even though my heart aches more than he ever knows. Was God right to say: ‘You shall surely die?’ Yes, He was.
Did good exceed evil after Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? The truth is evil intensified as time goes on. The first recorded hideous act came shortly after Adam and Eve disobeyed God. Meanwhile, evil continued to snowball over time. Is there any hope left?
Everything God created, He called them good. A perfect place for dwelling just like Heaven. Everything fall apart because of SIN. Can SIN co-exists in wholeness? Will SIN corrupt? Look at Adam and Eve..
Does God Care?
Is it possible for God to undo the wrong? Would the undoing make any difference? The broken heart of God has to solve a dilemma. On one hand, watching His precious creations literally falling apart before His eyes and on the other, how to save it? Could sacrificing His only Begotten Son Jesus, do the job? Jesus is the only one qualified.
Is it fair to God to sacrifice His Son to save all even the ungrateful? It’s already been done. The question is: ‘What do you do about what you now know?’