Breakfast Crescent Rolls

Naked and Hiding & Crescent Roll-Ups

Genesis 3:8-10 (csb)

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. So the Lord God called out to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.”

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Shame: that sickening feeling that seems to come out of nowhere, telling you that you’re not good enough. This story is the first time a human being felt it. And just thinking about that moment makes my heart break into a million pieces. For us, most behaviors are learned. But for Adam and Eve, every first time was a true first time. There were no learned behaviors, only experiences and immediate reactions. Isn’t it interesting that their natural response to this new feeling of shame was to hide?

The shame that the very first humans felt was a result of realizing their nakedness. Let me repeat that again: they realized their nakedness. They weren’t striped of their clothing when they sinned; they never had any to begin with. They were always naked and exposed to God. Yet, their shame convinced them that they needed to hide. That’s what shame does; it constantly tells us to cover up. It makes us believe that to be exposed is to be unsafe. Sin changes our perception of ourselves, but it doesn’t change God’s perception of us.

We put a lot of effort into making sure that we’re not too exposed or too vulnerable. It makes sense. Once sin entered the world, it took off like a forest fire, and we’ve all learned that this can be a tough place to live sometimes. Our nakedness isn’t safe here, so we cover it up. Unfortunately, we are operating off of learned behaviors, and the very first “hiding” isn’t from other humans, it was from God. And we’re still hiding from Him today. That’s why we have to continually bring ourselves back to the truth; that Adam and Eve were always naked, and so are we. In Psalm 139:7, David reminds us that we can’t hide from the Lord: “How can I get away from your Spirit? Where can I go to escape from you?” (NIRV)

And even though we’re fully known and seen, we’re completely loved. When we hide ourselves, we might feel accepted and loved, but there’s always a quiet whisper reminding us that they don’t really know us. If they did, they would never love us. But with God, even our best attempts at hiding are useless and wasted; which means that the love that lines each page of the Bible isn’t written on false pretenses. It’s a love that based on an unobstructed, perfect view of you and me.

Write

Does realizing that you’ve always been naked and exposed before God shift your perspective about His love for you? Will this change how you respond to shame in the future? Why or why not?

Pray

For the courage to acknowledge and embrace your nakedness before God.

Crescent Roll-Ups

3 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

23 minTotal Time

Serves 4 Crescent Roll-Ups • 1 per Serving

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Ingredients

  • 1 container crescent rolls
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 strips of bacon or turkey bacon
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a skillet, cook bacon to desired crispness
  3. Scramble eggs with salt and pepper and cook
  4. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil and lay out 4 crescent rolls flat
  5. Place a strip of bacon on each roll
  6. Portion eggs and cheese evenly between the 4 rolls
  7. Roll up each crescent, tucking any egg or cheese back in that may have fallen out
  8. Be sure the rolls are spaced at least a few inches apart for baking
  9. Cook for 12 minutes
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Tips & Tools

These crescent rolls are delicious, but they’re kind of…. messy looking. Don’t panic! Mine were too! Photoshop does wonders for making food look presentable; but I promise, they taste amazing even in spite of their disheveled appearance. Be sure to line your cookie sheet with foil, parchment paper, or a silicone baking mat so that you don’t spend the rest of the morning scraping off baked cheese!

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