10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” Genesis 3:10
Adam was afraid of God. The omniscient, omnipotent God was in the garden for a reason, Adam. He was seeking out His creation. Obviously God knew what Adam and Eve had done. Adam was busted and was avoiding God. He now admitted that he was afraid. You can almost see in your mind’s eye Adam cowering with his hands shielding his face as he speaks with God. It actually seemed to be the start of a confession. Almost. That he was still talking to God is amazing, but I’ll assume that when you have daily communion with the Lord Almighty on a level Adam had, staying silent wouldn’t have been an option.
And I think that’s the takeaway from today’s devotional, restoring fellowship.
Restoring fellowship with God is never easy on our part. It takes humility and courage (sometimes in the face of overwhelming evidence) to admit you were wrong. But God is always there, always patient, always watching. He wants you to own up to what you’ve done.
He’ll wait. He’s got time.
And He knows where you live.
There’s no need to be afraid.