Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall

June 9, 2024

The first three chapters of the Book of Genesis tell the story of the creation of the world and the calamitous fall of man.
Adam and Eve listened to the lies of the serpent (Satan), and believing that they would become like gods themselves, ate the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, rejecting God, and God’s plan, deciding that they could run their own lives without God. They instantly recognized that they were naked (feelings of shame and vulnerability), and they were cast out of the Garden. All humanity fell when Adam and Eve fell.
The fall of the human race is the most obvious doctrinal truth that there is. Just look around and see the disaster we have made out of this world. Also look within and see the brokenness within every human heart. Within and without, we see that we have fallen from the image of God that we were intended to be.

All of the ills that torture and torment the human race are the results of our human disobedience against God and are the results of our doing things our way. All of the wars and the hatreds, and the starvation and oppression, are the direct results of the fall.
As in the story of Humpty Dumpty, after his great fall, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. And we human beings are incapable of rescuing ourselves. That is why we need a savior.
Our Gospel for today shows Jesus speaking of His war with Satan. He will win that war through His death and resurrection, breaking the grip of the devil.
Fr. Mike Comer

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