And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
The two darkest days in human history were Jesus’ death and Adam’s fall into sin. Jesus’ death surely ranks as the most horrendous day. No pen or tongue can describe His sufferings. The infinitely holy God died for His sinful creatures, bearing their sins, shame, and His own wrath against them.
The second darkest day, while not comparable to Jesus’ sufferings, happened when sin entered this world, including all the pain, suffering, and death that would follow Adam’s transgression. Incredibly, both days are fully connected.
How did God react after Adam and Eve had rejected Him? While He stated the inevitable consequences, He also promised His Son as their victorious deliverer: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel” (Gen. 3:15). Jesus would overcome sin through His sacrificial death.
God typified His Son’s victory by providing “garments of skins” for them, implying the death of an animal. It was through an animal’s death that He covered their nakedness. Even so, God provided us with “the garments of salvation” and “the robe of righteousness” (Isa 61:10).
While the two darkest days involved unimaginable pain and suffering, God shone His victorious light. No matter what you’re facing today, He’s able to comfort you and give you unfailing hope. His salvation far outweighs sin and its results.
One more thing…
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