“And the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept.” Genesis 2:21
We conclude, today, our look at sleep with the first mention of sleep in the Bible. Boy what a grand surprise it was for Adam to wake up the next morning. God had given to him more than he could have expected. He was no longer alone in the created world. There was Eve and joy and bliss abounded. At least it did for a while and then sin ruined everything. Then they had to sleep each night with the expectation of working hard in sorrow and toil the next day.
We see the last mention of sleep in the Bible in a different way. The last mention of sleep is in I Thessalonians speaks of sleep as a description of death. But there is still to be an awakening. And the awakening will be far more glorious than Adam’s that first morning with Eve. It will be an eternal day with Christ in heaven. We will all continue to exist after death. We must choose where we will wake up. The offer Christ makes is that in Him we find the bliss of heaven forever through faith in Him.Dear Father, Thank You for the hope of an eternal awakening with You. Amen.
The Friday Benediction
Until Monday, my friends, may the good God envelop you with His grace; may you prove the common confession of faith, “I believe in the holy Christian church and in the fellowship of the saints”, and may you be enriched with joy and hope as you exercise that confession this weekend. Amen
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