I HAD A "EVE" MOMENT
Often times when reading the account of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, I have to admit I've thought how weak Eve was, and perhaps I would not have given in so readily. But the reality is, I give in many times to temptation, and afterwards can't believe I was so weak.
Well I did have an "Eve Moment" while we were visiting our friends Sue and Dave on our trip. They are such gracious hosts and we enjoy their friendship and home. They have a wonderful back yard with fruit trees, and as I was taking a walk through the trees, noticed the "fruit". Just like Eve, it was beautiful to the eye, and looked so fresh and sweet, I reached out and picked the Pear/Apple. From the hand to the mouth, as the sweet juice tickled my taste buds. It was an "Eve Moment" as it happened so fast, and I could not take back what I had just done. Have you ever had an "Eve Moment"?
But the next encounter I had was one that is very familiar to my heart. A favorite verse of mine from Song of Songs 7:12 is where I want to live. "Let us go early to the vineyards to see if the vines have budded, if their blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates are in bloom ~ there I will give you my love."
Dear Jesus, Lover of my soul ~ I will rise early to meet You. I will spend time alone with You, whispering the secrets of my heart. I will wait for Your assurance and celebrate Your presence in the vineyard of Your love where I will be satisfied. You are the Vine, I am the branch. Abiding in You, I receive all that I require to live as Your child in this world. So I will rush to Your vineyard in the early hours, where I know I will find You waiting to receive Your generous Love. I love You. Amen.