Laid Bare

8 Feb

The Gypsy Mama

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Go buck wild with encouragement for the five minuter who linked up before you.

Won’t you give me your best five minutes for the prompt:



The first thought that came to my mind is bare naked. Hey, it’s 8:30 in the morning and my mind isn’t quite “with it” yet. I think since I’ve only got 5 minutes to type….I might just go with that.

Bare naked. That makes me think of Adam and Eve in the garden. They were perfectly content living there. They were obviously not clothed…..until after their sin and then they realized, “Hey, we need to cover this up!” Isn’t that true still? I don’t mean the part about us walking around naked, because  don’t know about you, but

I am well past that stage. The 40’s haven’t been as kind to this body as I had hoped. Sigh.

Anyway, I digress. Isn’t it true that when we sin we still try to cover it up? It’s our nature. It’s who we are. Sinners.

All of it, the good, the bad, and the ugly is laid bare before the eyes of God. He sees it.

But, I’m so grateful that I asked for forgiveness and He has forgiven me.

What was once dirty and broken is now beautiful through the cleansing blood of Christ.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

Adam and Eve by Rembrandt

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4 Responses to “Laid Bare”

  1. Steven Sawyer February 8, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    If you think the 40’s aren’t kind to your body, notch it up a few decades and watch the wrinkles and brown spots. multiply.

  2. WesAnna February 8, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Thank you for posting this! Trying to explain to our kiddos about Adam and Eve, this was SO helpful!

  3. Jessica February 11, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    Isn’t it true that when we sin we still try to cover it up? It’s our nature. It’s who we are. Sinners.

    Love the correlation you made between first sin and all sin. Nicely done! Happy FMF (a little late!)


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