I, probably just like you, grew up playing a bunch of backyard football. One of the greatest rules of backyard football was the “re-kick”. If the opposing team kicked a ball off that was un-returnable, someone from your team would yell, “Re-kick!” before the ball hit the ground and the opposing team would have to kick the ball again.
Our narrative today, presents a re-kick of sorts.
What began with Adam and Eve’s rebellion in the garden has grown and permeated all of society. This grieved God and in this story we see God put forth his rightful judgment upon the earth.