Genesis 3:9 (NKJV) “Where are you?”
Genesis 4:9 (NKJV) “Where is Abel your brother?”
It is a sad, sad irony to me that following on the hills of God’s question to Adam—“Where are you?” is God’s question to Cain—“Where is your brother?”
You see, there is a direct correlation between the question that God asked Adam and the question he later had to ask Adam’s son: Cain.
The moment you lose your way in life it creates a ripple effect that washes up on the shores of generations to come.
Your life matters. Decisions you make today will be the catalyst for decisions that will be made this time next year.
Adam murdered the entire human race when he lost his way in the Garden and ate of the forbidden fruit (Romans 5:17a). Later Cain followed the thorny path of his lost father and acted out what was symbolized in the garden and murdered his own brother. And thus we go, generation by generation following the path of our first father—Adam.
But thankfully, the story doesn’t have to stop there. The past forever lives within us—it happened, there’s nothing we can do about it. But we do not have to live in the past. There is another “Adam” who can lead us back to the right path. His name is Jesus (Romans 5:17b).
Lost you way today? Make a bee-line to Jesus Christ—He not only knows the way, He is the way.