Wednesday of Holy Week – Genesis 3: 6-9

By | 8th April 2020

The woman could see that the tree was beautiful and the fruit looked so good to eat. She also liked the idea that it would make her wise. So she took some of the fruit from the tree and ate it. Her husband was there with her, so she gave him some of the fruit, and he ate it. Then it was as if their eyes opened, and they saw things differently. They saw that they were naked. So they got some fig leaves, sewed them together, and wore them for clothes. During the cool part of the day, the Lord God was walking in the garden. The man and the woman heard him, and they hid among the trees in the garden. The Lord God called to the man and said, “Where are you?”

Never is it more clear than in Holy Week that Jesus suffering was not because He deserved it. As we have read we know it is us who have defaulted. The figs in the harvest basket remind us that we have deserved shame but instead have been given a covering by Jesus; the passion fruit in the harvest basket tells us how much it is God’s love for us that caused such grace to be seen and known in Jesus passion, so that we might be free to bear fruit, to be a harvest of good fruit for Him…