“It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.” – G. K. Chesterton
You don’t have to look very hard to see the evil in our world which has resulted from the fall of man. The signs of it are everywhere. The tragedy is not so much what now remains, but what was lost. Of course, we are significantly less familiar with that. We know that the creator was quite pleased with it when he finished and we know that he was willing to go to unimaginable lengths to restore it from its fallen state. It must really have been something! Redemption, now that it has been effectively accomplished, is, in large part, a matter of remembering what was lost. How glorious we must have been to have God say of creation, “it is very good”. Redemption is not just the covering up of your sins. It is the restoration of your original glory. You are going to need to remember just how amazing it was so that as he works to restore it you are not surprised by the scope of his work. He is not going to let you hide. You are going to need to accept that you had such a glory so that as he restores it you can believe that it is even possible. It might otherwise seem far-fetched.