submitted by 1976_Beth 485 days ago (via lifeslessonsnreflections.theblogpress.com)
Adam and Eve’s focus was on spiritual things and not on what was going on in the physical realm around them, as the grandeur and majesty of the spirit realm, made the physical realm pale in comparison. They were so enthralled with the spirit realm that they didn’t even realize they were naked. It wasn’t until they had disobeyed God and had fallen into sin that, “the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves” (Genesis 3:7). Their physical eyes may have been opened, but the consequences of their sin was swift and punitive. They were banished from paradise and barred from ever returning. Worst of all, they lost the ability to see and interact with the spirit realm, and could no longer walk and communicate with God as they had done before the Fall. What happened?God had given Adam and Eve the keys to paradise, so they had it all and then some. Everything they could have wanted and needed, God made provisions for. After seeing that Adam was alone, God made woman to be a suitable helper for him (Genesis 2:18, 20-22). All He asked, was that they do not eat of the forbidden tree.