Exclusively Inclusive

Utopia in a delightful garden.  In the beginning.  A slithering snake hisses luring lies.  God is holding back His best.  You will not die.  You will be like Him.  The thought tickles the mind.  The image pleases the eye.  The taste delights the tongue.  Eyes now see nakedness and shame.  Death.  Banishment.  Suffering.  Separation.  The road to the cross begins.  Our need.  The Perfect Mediator Who will pay the ransom for all.  The One Who will set the prisoners free from their sins.  The Defender and Advocate.  The One Who lives to intercede for His own.