“Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.” (Genesis 2:19 ESV)
It’s been well over twenty years ago now that I met Rocky. No, not the fictitious fighter and movie character portrayed by Sylvester Stalone. Rocky owned a small barber shop in Northern California. Rocky’s love for the Lord shined in his eyes as he would excitedly talk to me about his conversations with the Lord. One day he told me how he’d asked Him what He and Adam talked about when they walked together in the Garden of Eden.
What a beautiful question. “What did You and Adam talk about, LORD?” I’ve thought about it many times over the years since I last saw Rocky. By now I’m sure G-d has declared to Rocky all about His conversations with Adam. What a wonderful fellowship G-d had with Adam. It is this fellowship, I think, that Rocky desired to emulate. Like King David, who cried his desire to even be a doorkeeper in the Heavenly Temple, because it would be so much better than anything on Earth.
Our Father, Lord Y’shuaJesus, Holy Spirit. One G-d and Lord Who created us and desires this fellowship with us, too. Charles H. Spurgeon wrote “Let us note that Christ delights to think upon his Church, and to look upon her beauty. As the bird returneth often to its nest, and as the wayfarer hastens to his home, so doth the mind continually pursue the object of its choice. We cannot look too often upon that face which we love; we desire always to have our precious things in our sight.”
Like Rocky, we can begin with a question like “What did You and Adam talk about, LORD?” The answer isn’t as important as the conversation we will have if we just begin. Father G-d wants to be with us daily. He wants to be with us in our waking, in our mundane tasks, through our happiness and our sorrows. He desires us in our evenings and our nightly rests. Through The Son, He speaks through the Words He spoke recorded by His chosen Apostles, which we read daily. Through The Holy Spirit He wants to reveal Himself to us throughout our days and our nights. Through The Spirit He wants to guide us if we will allow Him to give us eyes to see and ears to hear.
We must respond in kind. We must desire G-d in His Oneness, in His Holiness.
Thank You, LORD, for desiring us, and opening our eyes that we might desire You.
“. . . Lord Jesus Christ . . . who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:14-16 ESV)
Lord Bless, Keep, Shine. . .