C.S. Lewis says that we are much more than we thnk we are, and God hides our full identity from us so that we will not become swollen with arrogance. Simple logic may tell us the same thing. We are created in the Image of God. We were once connected to the very Source of all Life. We were created to be His image, and His representative on earth. I used to think of Adam as a man who was just less insecure than I. I am starting to think of him as extraordinarily powerful.
Connected to the Tree of Life, Adam had to be a conduit of…well…life. Not just signs of life. The roaring, throbbing engine which drives every living thing to breathe and be. The Force compelling every cell to multiply, and every beast to obey it’s instincts. The kind of force that could bring to life creatures of every size, shape and type with a word. The kind of force that could bring a dead body back to alive-ness. This is the kind of nuclear reactor to which Adam was hooked up.
Imagine now that kind of raw power available to an empty, lonely, self-centered creature. Thinking quickly, and lovingly, God said that man must not be able to access that kind of energy while in a fallen state. Man would have to be restored to his intended source, before he would be allowed again to tap into this thing called LIFE. Minus his connection to God, this power would be devastating to man and those he loves.
Re-connected to his creator, his Father, and His source, man is also re-connected to LIFE. Not just life, but life abundantly. Life explosively. Life in full measure. How might he wield such power? Well, God said that man would have the power of life in his tongue…his words. Why not, the One in whose image we are created had the same power, right?
What if the entire symphony of life is still at our finger tips?