As humans, we tend to believe that we are capable of covering up our shame.
And of course we do try, we cover it up with flimsy things that can never last, things that have no substance and will soon fade away.
We cover up our shame with lies, denial and/or blaming others.
When Adam and Eve sinned, they realized their nakedness and this gave birth to shame. Not only did they realize that they were naked but they went on to believe that they could cover up their shame with clothing made out of fig leaves.
At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves. (Genesis 3:7)
But God had a better plan. Continue reading