From Punishment to Paradise

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Fig leaves were a clumsy attempt to cover shame, guilt and fear. An animal is killed, blood, death, a costly lesson to teach the effect of sin.

The blood slain animal in skinned, coverings are prepared. Wet with the smell of death, Adam and Eve are clothed before being expelled from the garden.

Lessons of hope and forgiveness are woven into the mess that sin and disobedience to God has caused.