“When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered.” - John 18:1 Human history began in a garden, a place rich, lush, full of life and nourishment and closeness to the Creator. The Garden of Eden represents all that God intended for us.
Then the first sin was committed in the garden.
The first Adam disobeyed God and was kicked out of the garden, bringing the curse of death upon humanity. The “last Adam,” Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:45), obeyed by entering into the garden and surrendering to God’s will, restoring life to humanity. The garden referred to is on the east side of the Mt. of Olives, where Jesus often went to pray, rest, and meditate (Luke 22:39).
There is a longing in our souls to return to the Garden where God created us and made us His.
He gave us a love for His creation, and a longing to be restored by its beauty. He gave His life through Jesus so that we can once again walk in the cool of the evening with Him, as Adam once did, restored to fellowship and finally at peace.
[Photo: Kristin Nelson, CreationSwap]