Gardens (1)

A garden is a wonderful part of our world. There are many gardens mentioned in the Bible. The first garden was in a place named Eden.
God made this garden for Adam and Eve to enjoy. In the middle of this garden were two special trees: the tree of life and the tree that gives knowledge about good and evil. In our Bible Reading, God said to Adam and Eve (verses 16b-17), “You may eat from any tree in the garden. But you must not eat from the tree that gives knowledge about good and evil. If you eat fruit from that tree you will die!”
Genesis, chapter 3, tells us that the devil tempted Adam and Eve to eat from the tree. They disobeyed God and ate from the tree. Then God punished Adam and Eve. God sent them out of the garden. That was bad news!
But the good news is that God made a plan so all people could be close to Him again. That plan was to send His Son, Jesus, to take the punishment for our sins.
Thank God for His wonderful gift of salvation!