Did Adam and Eve fight?
I’ve wondered if Adam and Eve fought after their debacle and subsequent, sudden departure from the Garden of Eden.
Did they fight when the ground was hard and unfruitful because God had said, “…All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it”1.
Did they fight when Eve was having her first child and remembering that God had told her, “I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy, and in pain you will give birth”2.
What about when they found and buried their child and realized that truly…truly they now knew both good and evil.
Did they blame? Point fingers? Curse? Cry? Stomp and rage?
Geesh, I know we would have! 🙂
But God’s Word is true. It never changes.
He did after all say, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him”3 and after creating them He said, “it is very good.”
Bill and I haven’t been kicked out of a perfect garden, or buried a child, but sometimes we have felt like we struggle to “scratch a living” and well, child-birth pain isn’t exactly a walk in the park. 🙂
I was recently reminded that despite struggles and fights and life not being perfect, it is still very good. I’m thankful for my life and the man I found because he is a hard worker and a passionate man after God’s heart. He is seeking for more of God and His fullness.
Bill, you are a good man. Thank you.
Do you sometimes forget the good of life? Life IS hard. So hard sometimes. Most days I’m asking, “Why?”
Why did they die so young and why did this break down again after a particularly hard month?
Why is God asking me to give when I have nothing left and why do Bill and I still fight so passionately after 9 years of marriage?
I don’t know.
But hidden in each of these struggles, in each of the problems of life, in moments (or days) of uncertainty, God is good and He is only asking you to look to Him. He is your All. Your comforter. Your hope. When all is stripped away, He remains.
1 (Genesis 3:17 NLT)
2 (Genesis 3:16 NLT)
3 (Genesis 2:13 NLT)
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