Wayne Weekly “Walking in the Garden…Again”
Written by Teddy on June 3, 2016
I have been rediscovering the book of Genesis. It’s been a while that I have delved into that OT book as my daily quiet time devotional.
Revisiting the creation account not only was a good refresher, but the Lord brought things to my attention that sparks much renewed interest in the book of beginnings.
Though, as a believer the first book of the Old Testament, especially the creation account, the fall of man, the flood and the tower of babel are very familiar, my journey through these pages seem almost like a new discovery. I don’t really know why, but I’m glad.
The Lord God planted the Garden of Eden. Here He planted all kinds of trees “pleasing to the sight and good for food”. Here He placed the tree of life and that infamous tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God placed Adam in the garden, “to cultivate it and keep it”. In Eden is where God placed animals and Adam chose names for them. In Eden God saw the need of man for a woman, and took a rib from Adam and created Eve for a wife and suitable helper for him. Here is where Adam said:
“…This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” Genesis 2:23
So much familiar…but again, new insights, fresh revelation, and newfound joy in a well-known portion of Scripture.
Taking a journey through familiar Biblical turf this spring is like kind of like the newness of the spring season. Recognizable sights and sounds…but oh so invigorating!