My Bible Verse:
"When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it." Genesis 3:6
One day there was a rock; just an ordinary rock out of a driveway. Flynn was walking home after school with a couple of friends. They stopped for a moment and looked down and saw the rock. One of the friends picked it up and said, "Dare me to throw it at that blue car?"
All the guys looked around and said, "YEAH! Do it!" Flynn knew it was wrong, but was sort of scared to say anything. His friend threw the rock and busted the blue car's window. They all got in big trouble, even Flynn.
This story reminds us of the story of Eve. She was tempted to eat from the tree that God said she and Adam weren't supposed to eat from. Eve was told by the serpent it would make her just like God, giving her knowledge and strength. She went and grabbed fruit from the tree and brought it back to Adam where they both ate from the fruit. That fruit was a temptation for Eve, just as the rock was for the boys. In this event, Adam and Eve were disobeying God. In that very moment sin entered the world, giving us the need for a Savior, Jesus Christ, who died for our sins. For their sin, Adam and Eve were punished just like Flynn and his buddies. By God's grace, Eve was forgiven for her sins; thankfully, so are we.
Dear Lord, Thank you for your forgiveness and for sending Your Son to die on the cross for us. Thank you for Your grace to forgive every single one of our sins. Amen.
Sami 8th Grade