. . . The universe waited expectantly, although the LORD already knew . . .
Between Genesis 3:5 and 3:6 a fork in the road was chosen and trod; a choice and steps that could not be retraced. The entire history of our race has been one of trying to get back those footfalls. Our fig-leaf coverings and hide and seek games with God offer no remedy.
Only he can cover us, and only the golden expanse of the mercy seat sprinkled with his own blood can heal our brokenness and appease the justice and holiness with which he governs the universe.
Thank you Lord for not abandoning us to our self-inflicted catastrophe.
And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
– Genesis 3:21