Jesse Tree – Day 3: The Fall
…is it bad that, as soon as I sat down to write this post, I had to put a child in time-out?
Still! Perhaps that is simply a reminder to me of the next Jesse Tree subject: The Fall. And no, I do not mean a reminder of how beautiful autumn can be. Instead, I mean the Fall of Mankind which caused the beginning of death, among other horrible stuff. All because our ancestors deliberately chose to sin over than trusting in God.
So! Here’s the ornament to go along with it:
An apple with a snake curled around it ominously! Perfect symbolism for the Fall!
And now, let’s look at the scripture behind this, shall we? 🙂
1Now the snake was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the LORD God had made. He asked the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You shall not eat from any of the trees in the garden’?”
2The woman answered the snake: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; 3 it is only about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘You shall not eat it or even touch it, or else you will die.’” 4But the snake said to the woman: “You certainly will not die!
Ouch, that’s a tough story. Alas, tomorrow’s story will be even tougher to read! After all, the consequences of sin starts off with a trickle and ends with a flood.
And yes, that is a hint!