Readings for March 1, 2020
Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7
Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14, 17
“Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.” Genesis 3:7
In Jesus’ ministry, he opens eyes and “makes the blind see.” But the reading from Genesis shows that sin also opens eyes. However, while these are the same action, they bring about vastly different outcomes. Through sin, Adam and Eve’s eyes are opened to a life apart from God, as well as feelings of guilt and shame. Through Jesus, my eyes are opened to light, love, and eternal life.
May I not be deceived by the evil one and seek only the sight that Jesus gives. Amen