100. the fall of man

I think of Adam and Eve and of the fall they caused. I wonder if they could have known the vast consequences of their little meal of forbidden fruit – from the wars, the tsunamis, genocide, and corrupt leaders who bask in wealth while their subjects die slow, hungry deaths to everyday tragedies like affairs, muggings, stolen property, broken hearts.

And then I think of Jesus Christ, who took the weight of the fall and all of its consequences upon himself, all to reconcile us to the Father.

“Yes, Adam’s one sin brought condemnation upon everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness makes all people right in God’s sight and gives them life. Because one person disobeyed God, many people became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many people will be made right in God’s sight.” Romans 5:18-19 (NLT)

Thanks be to God.

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