How What Is Lost Shapes What We Seek
Last week, we were encouraged that Eden should shape our hopes for the future. This week, I will make the same appeal, while trying to show via the story of humanity's fall more of what has been lost. This will give a crystal clear picture of what we should value and pursue. Adam and Eve's rejection of God leads to the loss of much that is good; but that loss isn't permanent. As we will see, there is hope of a partial restoration in Jesus even now for some of what Eden offered. This incomplete restoration, while satisfying, also stirs up longing for the complete reversal of the results of our fall.