On this Saturday night at Refuge, we looked at the story of Noah. Not the Epic blockbuster of the flood, ark and animals. The after story. Noah, passed out, drunk and naked in his tent. Exposed by one son. Covered by his other sons. Why is this story in the Bible? Why does God slow down to tell us this one failure, by an otherwise seemingly great man?
On this Saturday evening, we looked at Genesis 3 and the fall of man. Adam and Eve are living intimately with God. They are naked and unashamed. After believing the lies of the serpent, they feel vulnerable and exposed. No longer believing they can be truly known and yet still loved. So they hide.
On the 6th day of creation, God creates mankind in his image, which distinguished us from all other creation. On this Saturday evening, we discovered that EVERYONE is beautiful … because EVERYONE is made in the image and likeness of God. To see the crown of God’s creation, all we need to do is look in the mirror, or look at our neighbor.
Where is the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? What do you feel when you see the beauty? Why? This past Saturday night, Refuge.Church kicked off a new study through the book of Genesis, starting on page 1 of the Bible. What we discover is that the creation story isn’t there to answer the HOW, but to tell us WHY, and point us to the WHO.