What if the current fog of uncertainty that we walk through plays out because of the garden of Eden. I mean, it was Adam and Eve who chose to eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. A strange name for a fruit tree. As best I understand it, the tree is emblematic of a route to understanding that bypasses a relationship with one's maker. Instead of going to the maker, one can have their own understanding. This is a problem if good decisions are made in the context of a relationship with one's maker.
So, I haven't had a lot of time to soak on this . . . but, what if that is what is being played out among us today? What if we continue to make this decision in our time? Is it possible that God purposefully hides Himself as a way to encourage us to choose Him (completely on our own will) - so that by 'finding' Him (in the context of a relationship) we reverse the course of the events in the garden?
Just some thoughts . . . would love to hear yours.