Is That Not Enough ~ Design and Designer

Aramis Thorn
4 min readMar 8, 2021

The first sin is simpler than we think.

Greetings Dear Reader,

As I said yesterday, this is going to be a bit more Bible-centric. I believe the Bible to be true and accurate in its original autographs. Today, we will start at the beginning. I have heard it is a very fine place to start.

I cannot say for certain that I have all the answers to the questions about our origins. I do believe in intelligent design. If you wish to have a discussion over that, we can arrange this. No matter how he accomplished that, we were designed by God. We belong to him.

What we forget in all of our debate over the how of our origin is the why. We ignore it because it leads down a path we do not wish to confront. The Father made us so that he could love us. He gave us a beautiful world so that we could enjoy it. His original design was for us to love and enjoy him forever.

It was not enough. It was not our choice to obey him. We, therefore, could not enjoy him. The way we show our love to our parents is through obedience. It intrigues me that one of the signs that the world is heading towards the end is that “children will disobey” their parents. The first sin was that we disobeyed the Father. It really is that simple.

When we were given life and freedom in a pristine setting, it was not enough. It should have been but we chose. The Father loves us and provided a narrow way home. He knew what he would do. He knew how he would redeem us but this is only the first step in our declaration that what he had done was not enough, Dear Reader.

What I must do is see that creating us and loving us was enough for me to love the Father in return. Since he made all that I am, his command to love him with all that I am is not an unreasonable request. This must be enough but wait, there is more.

Adam Where are You — Don Francisco

Unashamed and naked in a garden that has never seen the rain
Rulers of a kingdom, full of joy — never marred by any pain
The morning all around them seems to celebrate the life they’ve just begun;
And in the majesty of innocence, the king and queen come walking in the sun

But the master of deception now begins with his dissection of the Word
And with all of his craft and subtly the serpent twists the simple truths they’ve heard
While hanging in the balance is a world that has been placed at their command
And all their unborn children die as both of them bow down to Satan’s hand

And just before the evening in the cool of the day, they hear the voice of God as He is walking
And they can’t abide His presence, so they try to hide away;
But still, they hear the sound as He is calling:
“Adam, Adam, where are you?
Adam, Adam, where are you?
Adam, Adam, where are you?”

In the stifling heat of summer now the gardener and his wife are in the field
And it seems that thorns and thistles are the only crop his struggles ever yield
He eats his meals in sorrow ’til he sinks into the dust whence he came
But all down through the ages, he can hear his Maker calling out his name
“Adam, Adam, where are you?
Adam, Adam, where are you?”

And though the curse has long be broken
Adam’s sons are still the prisoners of their fears
Rushing helter-skelter to destruction with their fingers in their ears
While the Father’s voice is calling with an urgency I’ve never heard before
“Won’t you come in from the darkness now before it’s time to finally close the door!”
“Adam, Adam, where are you?
Adam, Adam, where are you?
Adam, Adam, I love you!”

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, “That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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Every human story is part of the great story that leads to the Father getting everything back to Good.

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The first sin is simpler than we think.