"Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls."
1 Peter 1:8-9 (KJV)
1 Peter 1:8-9 (KJV)
The beginning of Psalm 139 verse 14 declares, "I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made". What must have man been like at creation and what kind of example was Christ as a man?
When I think of God’s original design and purpose for humanity, what first comes to mind is what Adam’s life must have been like. But as I ponder that, I can’t help but consider how Jesus also lived his life. Jesus was the only perfected man since Adam’s fall in sin. For me, Jesus’ life is an example of how the rest of us should view the method and purpose for how to live our life and view God’s original design. Jesus lived in complete fellowship and relationship with the Father and Spirit. He walked with all knowing grace and wisdom. How much more could we do the same had our relationship never been broken with God? Jesus spoke with God freely and was always focused on “my Father’s business” (Luke 2:49). How awesome would this world be if we all walked in complete fellowship and worship with God as Christ did? One day coming soon, we may know.
Adam’s life must not have been much different prior to his fall. Adam was the first man, created by God himself. Along with Eve, Adam got all of the attention from God. How awesome would it be to hand out with God day in and day out with little distraction? The physical limitations and restraints that are on our bodies today due to aging process were not present at the beginning. Even after the entrance of death into the world we see where Methuselah lived over 900 years. There must have been a ton of differences in between the bodies of theirs and ours. It is my understanding that as time progresses, our bodies DNA loses data and its ability to repair and replace. This leaves us with unnatural cell damage and mutations. As we age our skin droops, wrinkles appear, and the skin that used to be tight and repair itself in two days now takes a couple of weeks to heal. O, how I desire to be like Adam just one time and see the unlimited capabilities of a perfect body created by the Lord Almighty. I ponder how awesome it would be to commune with the Lord at the sound of my voice to His ear. Even now, nothing can “separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”(Romans 8:38-39). I pray that we soon know this unlimited capability and once again commune with God in our Heavenly made home.