When the Bible was on, I thought of Cain and Abel. More silliness from me. While Cain and Abel were not covered in the History Channel series, I thought about the story and realized the metaphor in it.
If God had been a homicide detective, he would had this wrapped up before his doughnut and coffee. Then again, there were not many people in the world. Not many to investigate and if you watch the First 48 on A&E, you watch how the homicide detectives profile the victim to look for the killer. It’s a no brainer who killed Abel. It could only be Cain.
Now, Cain has the Mark of Cain, like the Scarlet Letter. In my warped imagination, Cain just asks God, “Why not just kill me? An eye for an eye.”
God is annoyed. “Cain you always wanted the easy way out. You thought you deserved special honors as older brother. No, you will live your life on MY terms!”
We still have sibling rivalry, jealousy, and sometimes murder. And the band played on.
- The First Murder and the New Covenant (creationscience4kids.com)
- The Lesson of Cain (jasonbrooks.wordpress.com)
- Am I my brothers keeper (ronbdecker.wordpress.com)