therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. Genesis 3:23
On Sunday I was teaching my kids a lesson about “The First Sin”, during the part of the story when Adam and Eve were driven out of the Garden, my 8 year old asked me “How do they get back in the garden?” Of course my quick answer is Jesus Christ, however this simple question really made me ponder.
When you really examine our journey of faith as Christians, our real goal is “to get back into paradise”, get back into our home, the way God intended it to be. In the beginning life was perfect, humans were made with perfection, no death, no aging, no disease, no worries. Life was simple, God provided the harvest as we lived in peace with the world.
But then Sin changed everything, the wages of sin is our death. Because of our disobedience we got kicked out of paradise! We gave up everything to feed our flesh. Instead of living in peace and obedience, we waged war with our Heavenly Father and became lawless.
And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.” Genesis 3:15
However even in our greatest downfall, God already had a redemption plan. Jesus Christ was set to come to free us from the bondage’s of our sin and death.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. Revelation 21:1
Through Jesus Christ, we will one day be able to go back into Paradise! A new Heaven and Earth where there will be no more pain, sorrow, or death (Revelation 21:4). Keep pressing on towards the prize in Jesus Name Amen!