The pastor continues:
But look at what happens next. “The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.” God, himself, sacrifices one of his own creatures to cover Adam and Eve’s shame. This is a remarkable moment, really. And it reminds us of what God will do again in willingly sacrificing his own son to cover our shame.Adam & Eve tried to cover up themselves, with fig leaves. God stepped in to take away their shame. He killed his own creation to do it, to clothe them. He sewed their garments.
How often do I sin and scramble to recover, trying to hide my shame with even more deception? How often do I put forth a beautiful facade of fig leaves to hide what's really happening? Too often, and it is not enough. I need to be naked & real before God, and let his sacrifice clothe me, taking away my sin & shame, and making clothing more beautiful than anything I could do with fig leaves.