|What if you were the last person on earth?|
by Barbara Latta
If you were the only person on earth, what would you do?
One day while reading the creation story in Genesis, it occurred to me that when God walked and talked with Adam and Eve in the garden every day, they were the only people on the planet. You may be thinking, “Well, duh!”
But to ponder that fact for a moment brings up the question, what did they talk about?
They had no problems to come to Him with. Their every need was supplied. No other people existed for them to be angry or offended about. They didn’t even have relatives yet—no kids, no in-laws, aunts, uncles, or cousins. No neighbors with barking dogs.
So, what did they talk to God about? What did He say to them?
This made me think about how I pray. Is it always about a problem I want solved or a desire for provision? Previous blog posts have shown us Paul’s example through prayers in Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians about praying for more knowledge of His Spirit instead of physical things.
But the relationship between the Creator and His first people can show us that talking to God is about intimacy with Him.
Maybe Adam and Eve hadn’t explored all of the garden yet and God revealed a new fruit. They could have played with the animals. The couple could have talked to their Creator about how awesome His creation was. They could have thanked Him for the beauty.
The Trinity could have revealed to them the reason they were created. So He could have someone on whom to lavish His affection, tenderness, and devotion. And that’s the reason He created us too.
If we put ourselves in this position mentally, what would we talk about to our Lord? Take away the hurts, comparisons, offenses, unforgiveness, strife, and wants for a moment. To remove all those soulish burdens from our prayers, what would we say?
Without all that baggage, we would experience a freer worship. We could do nothing but receive His love and love Him back. We could explore His vast wisdom and creativity with no hindrances.
To think this way can show us how special each of us is to the Almighty. He is our Father, our Creator, but also our Friend. How do we talk with friends? We chat and enjoy the fellowship.
There is a place for praying about our insufficiencies and finding help when we need it most. But if we learn to focus on our Father’s heart, we find that He has provided a way for all those other things to be taken care of too (Matthew 6:33).
Our quest can be to focus on how much God treasures us. No greater love could be shown to us than for Him to send Christ as a sacrifice for us. As Titus 2 women, the more we live in the passion of God, the more we can share it with future generations.
No matter what goes on in our lives, He cherishes each of us as individuals and is not the author of any bad thing that has happened.
Any thought that comes up to challenge thoughts of God’s delight in us can be replaced with Romans 8:38-39 TPT. We can make this more personal by inserting our names in the scripture. Where it says us, use your name or the word me.
So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!
If you were the only person on earth, what would you talk to your Creator about?
Share your thoughts.