Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Garden Talk

This Easter, you might take some time with your older children and help them see the differences between the Garden of Eden (where God first put Adam and sin entered our race) and the Garden of Gethsemane (where our Savior agonized over His upcoming death and was betrayed). Here's some interesting bullet points that could help you as you try to help your kids see the difference. Maybe even you could help them see how at the end of Revelation (ch. 22), the picture has come full circle and once again redeemed humanity is in God's presence, with a tree of life and all is well.

(Taken from Life2Gether)

  • The first Adam began life in a garden. Christ the second Adam, came at the end of his life to a garden
  • In Eden Adam sinned. In Gethsemane the Savior overcame sin.
  • In Eden Adam fell. In Gethsemane Jesus conquered.
  • In Eden Adam hid himself. In Gethsemane our Lord boldly presented himself.
  • In Eden the sword was drawn. In Gethsemane it was sheathed.

(Taken from Nancy Guthrie’s book, Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross, pg. 31-32)

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