There was a serpent in Genesis 3v1. He was crafty. It seemed this serpent was meant to be a guardian, a cherub…
“You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering…
You were an anointed guardian cherub…You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you.” (Ezekiel 28v 13,14,15)
This cherub was meant to protect, but he became proud – “You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high” (Isaiah 14v13). He stole Eves heart and wanted her and Adam for himself, so her delight was soon no longer for the Lord but instead for the tree and seeking wisdom that wasn’t from the Lord – “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and it was a delight to the eye…she took of its fruit and ate.” (Genesis 3v6)
Adam ate too and their lives began to turn inwards. No longer a reflection of an outward God, but a reflection of an evil inward nature. Man fell.
The Lord walks in the Garden and calls out “Where are you?” Man and woman play hide and seek. It feels hopeless and heart wrenching. The Lord calls out “Where are you?“. What would you say?
Christmas is about Jesus calling out “Where are you?”. Will you hide? Will you pass the blame? Will you come to him who has arms wide open and calls out to seek and save the lost.