I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.Genesis 3:15
In today’s 60-second devo, we’ll be in Genesis 3.
Genesis 3 records where Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, chose to disobey God’s one command. By doing so, they let sin and death into the world, unleashing a torrent of horrors caused by the ripple effects of all the sins of all the people throughout all the ages. All the evil we see in the world around us today – all the suffering, all the horror – can ultimately be traced back to that one event.
And right there in Genesis 3:15, God records this prophecy. He had a plan.
Now you and I, when we make a mistake, maybe we screw up a drawing or mess up a recipe, we’ll throw it out most of the time. But not God!
Of course the analogy fails because God didn’t make the mistake – people did. He had every right to destroy His rebellious creatures – but He didn’t.
Instead, He put a plan into place that was unbelievable. He Himself would come save the creation; the people He made in His image.
That plan is the hope of Advent.