“At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.” (NLT)
I can relate to this emotion Adam and Eve must have felt in this moment. Granted, I was a different age when my nakedness was exposed; Adam and Eve used to be able to walk around in the buff and it was no big deal. But once sin entered the world, shame did, too.
Shame is an assault on the very core of who we are. It assassinates our character and says there is no hope. Reaching for our own fig leaves, we try to obfuscate or hide our shame like Adam and Eve did, too; but hiding shame never heals it.