• Joni

Just Taste


It only took

an

Apple~

that is it

a juicy red delicious

apple

that put

Snow White

to sleep

that

put

Adam and Eve

into hiding

from the

One

Who created

the tree

that grew the

apple~

the apple

that

He told them

not to touch.

Pretty simple...

just don't touch this one little thing

the one little thing that is

shiny

bright

innocent

but

it was all a facade

a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Snow White

was

deceived

Adam and Eve

were

deceived

and we

get

deceived.

What are some of your juicy red apples that hang on

your do not touch tree?

Just this once

It isn't a big deal

Everyone is eating them

I will start over tomorrow

Hmm.

Just one bite

is all it took

and

sin entered the world

which is causing all the problems we experience.

But

we blame

God,

our

Creator,

even though all

He created

was

good

in the beginning

and

He is

good.

"Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?" Genesis 3:1

Says the crafty one

the deceiver

in the Garden

the deceiver

in our garden

But

When the woman SAW that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

Then the eyes of both of them were opened,

and they realized they were naked;

so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Genesis 3:6-7

Do you think if Eve was blind she would have made the same choice?

Hmm...think about it...

Eve saw what was good and pleasing to the eye

and

ate.

She had it all

yet something was missing,

just maybe there was something

better.

A better seen or a better felt is way better when you are feeing un~better.

How easy it for us to run to what we "see " that is more pleasing to the eye,

than what we are seeing, feeling, and being in the moment.

What "better" do you run to when you want to feel "un~better"?

A bite of

our apples~

a Twinkie

shopping

tv

facebook

alcohol or food...

Just anything that

appears to more pleasing to the eye

than what I am feeling right now.

But because

God

hated seeing

the little apple feast

Adam and Eve were having

He still came

to find them

even though they

were hiding from...

Him.

Because He is good

Because He is love

He took action

and

sent His Son,

to eat that apple again

down to the sinful core

in order to bring us back

to that

Perfect Paradise~

to restore all that was lost

because of that one little bite...

For this one man, Adam, brought death to many through his sin. But this one man, Jesus Christ, brought forgiveness to many through God’s mercy. Romans 5:15

Because of His Grace

Because of His Mercy

we don't have to

eat from the

do not touch trees

that can't produce the

Peace

Joy

Hope

that we are hungry for.

Seeing is believing

but not the

apples

that hang on our manmade trees of deception~

Seeing Him

Who hung on a tree

so we wouldn't have to~

Redeeming

all that was lost,

just because of one "innocent" bite

that one day

in

the Garden.

What choice did Eve have?

To eat or not to eat

What choice do you have?

Why keep eating from the same tree when the

Tree of Life

is standing right next to you?

Take a bite of

Truth

and another bite

and

another...

don't ever

stop...

Just

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him. Psalm 34:8


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