Easter Thought: the Birth of Adam

“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 him; 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

Lets 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.

Easter Thought: the river of blood

Did you know that there is a River of Blood that flows from the Earth to Heaven?

This river of blood represents the deaths of the multitudes in the last 2,000 years that died in the arms of Christ believing in His death on the Cross-for their sins. This river of blood when viewed from Heaven looks like a Scarlet Ribbon.

If you look closely you will see that it is anchored in the base of the Cross of Christ, planted deep into the Judean soil within the boundaries of the City of God called Jerusalem.

The other end of the Scarlet Ribbon is tied the Throne of God. It connects to both Jesus and the Great Cloud of Witness behind Gods throne. Then scarlet strands reach out across the entire world from heaven connecting to the Remnant, the Redeemed called from before the world was formed that live today on planet earth.

These scarlet strands are attached to each of us personally who believe in Jesus and are living today in time.

If only every person made in the image of God could come to know Christ during their journey in life so the weight and burden of the beam could be lifted and carried by their Savior for them!