Taking A Walk With God | Reflections
When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heardtheLordGodwalkingaboutinthegarden. genesis 3:8
God Is Invisible.
He is Spirit. Yet right from the beginning of the Bible story, he has been reaching out to make himself known. That’s why the lord god made himself visible, “walking” with adam in the garden.
god revealed himself first in a beautiful garden called eden. We call each appearance of god in visible form a “theophany.”
The Old Testa- ment has many examples of this, and in the new Testament the Son of god became a man, so it should not seem strange that he should appear in a visible form here.
These appearances show us god’s intense desire to establish fellowship with humans.
It is almost as if the Son of god could not wait to come. He burst out of heaven, entering human time and space, and he came to earth so that he could walk with the first man and woman in the garden.
adam and eve heard the crackling of twigs and the rustling of leaves. They walked with the Son of god in eden as surely as Peter, James, and John walked with the Son of god in galilee.
as adam and eve walked with god, they asked questions and enjoyed conversation. Can you imagine what this must have been like? god was interested in what adam had done during the day, and he listened to whatever was on eve’s mind.
god also spoke to them. The man and the woman were literally walking in fellowship with god. When god appeared visibly to adam and eve, he did for them what he does invisibly for all his people.
We cannot see god, but Jesus Christ gives us access to the Father when we come in faith. This is god’s way of creating a relationship with you.
His presence is as real as it was when he appeared in visible form to adam. Think about that when you pray
Colin Smith was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He came to personal faith in Christ at the age of six, and sensed God's call to pastoral ministry early in life. He has published several books and is the teacher of the popular evangelistic video series, 10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible Story.