Me: What did God do after Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden?
Daughter: He punished them.
Me: Yes, but else did he do?
Daughter (after a long pause): Um, he tortured them?
That wasn’t exactly what I was looking for!
From there I go into a discussion of exactly what God did after Adam and Eve sinned. I think we spend far too much time looking at the “wrath” and “consequences” side of the story, often neglecting the many ways in which God’s response to their sin was about grace from beginning to end.
Read the rest of the post and let me know what you think.