"After a great beginning to the world, we come quickly in today’s readings to the fall of humankind into sin. The original sin was to question, challenge and then disobey God’s definition of right and wrong. Both Adam and Eve made that tragic mistake and it had immediate consequences. But the Good News is that God had a plan to solve the sin problem—a plan that would culminate in Jesus Christ." (New Zealand's Rhema Radio)
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?" (Genesis 3:8-9)God created the garden as a place where the Creator and his people could live together and have a direct and close relationship. I liked the way Bruce Carter described the beginning and the garden before the fall in his message The Dream Begins "God's dream begins in a garden. In a garden where there is peace and harmony, where Adam and Eve enjoy a natural, intimate friendship with God. ... It's the place where God enjoys sweet communion with his creation. The garden is where heaven and earth intersect" but "something happened that shattered the dream and turned it into a nightmare."
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