Great comments by everyone! Before the fall, Adam & Eve were “naked and felt no shame”. After the fall, they knew they were naked and hid. I am assuming if we were naked in a beautiful garden, we would hide too! They felt shame because of their sin & nakedness. God did not want them to be ashamed…hiding from His presence. He desired to “cover” them so the relationship could be restored. When we sin, we could feel ashamed, isolated, and want to hide from God.
Questions for us to ponder (and answer here) – Why, even in the wickedness of our sin, should we not hide from God? What covering has God provided? Ultimately, why did God cover us? What does He want from us?