“Then God said, “Let US make man in OUR image, according to OUR likeness… So God created man in HIS own image; in the image of God HE created them; male and female HE created them… Then God blessed them.”…………Genesis 1:26 – 27
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”………..Genesis 2:7
Let’s go back in time for a moment to when God made Adam. God reached down into the earth and gathered a handful of dust from which He would create the first man. God is omniscient meaning He knows the future. He knew that there would be days coming when He would have to sacrifice His only begotten Son on a Cross-to bring salvation to the race of mankind.
So, when God gathered the dust to form the first man, it was His tears that wet the dust to turn it into clay as God molded Adam into His Image. These were the first of the many tears of God because He knew what the cost was going to be to His Beloved Son on the Cross.
He knew that He would have to turn away from the cries of His Son on the Cross-when Jesus roared “My God, My God…Why have you forsaken me?”
Yet God made Adam anyway from the dust mixed with His Tears. Then as Adam awoke a new creation…the first man…Adam stood and stretched his arms out as all of us do when we awake.
And the light that reflected from God upon the first man created a shadow of the Cross-behind the man. God’s eyes looked upon the dust that Adam was made of …and tears filled the eyes of God again.
The Shadow of Mans Cross would be there every morning in this land filled with both light and shadows till the end of mankind’s days.