The Lord created the heavens and the Earth. He filled the Earth with all good things. Finally after everything was ready, He took some mud, made a man and blew His breath into his nostrils. And thus man was created and He named him Adam. Though man had everything, God felt that He needs a compatible companion. So He put man to rest and took his bone and created a woman. Adam named her as Eve...
Now that Adam got a new friend, Eve, he was very happy. They explored the Garden of Eden together. Everyday God would come down from heaven to spend time with them.
Adam and Eve spent their time naming the animals and birds. They loved chasing the gazelles, diving into the deep blue sea, riding the horses even the dolphins and eating all kinds of fresh fruits.
God had told Adam “You may freely eat of every tree in the garden, but you shall not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. For in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. “. So Adam never went near the tree.
Meanwhile Satan who was thrown down from heaven was getting very jealous of God and all that He had created. He could not bear to see God happy with man. He hated everything that God had created. He devised a plan to put an end to the fellowship that God had with His lovely creations. He was waiting for a time to bring it to pass....
One lovely morning, as Eve was relaxing on the ocean shores, the serpent (snake) slithered next to her. ‘What a lovely place’ said the serpent.’ Yes, everything that my God has created is lovely’ said Eve. ‘I will show you the most beautiful place in the garden, come with me’ said the serpent. With excitement Eve got up and followed the serpent. She also invited Adam to join her in the expedition.
Soon they reached the place where the tree of knowledge was. Serpent said “Have you tasted this fruit? This is the most tastiest fruit of all fruits God created”. Now Adam remembered what the Lord had told him, he quickly responded, ‘“No! Eve, lets go, this is the place that God had told me not to come to. And He told me very specifically not to eat this fruit”. “Wait Adam you will not die if you eat this fruit, but you will become like GOD! God knew that this fruit will make you like Him, you will become more wiser...’. Eve got excited in what the serpent said. She plucked a fruit and took a bite and said ‘mmmm... Adam you must try this, see I did not die’. Hesitating a little, Adam took a bite.
All of a sudden they felt something strange in themselves. They realised that they had no clothes on. They felt fear in their hearts. They had known only peace and joy till that moment. This was something new to them - fear and tension. And where was the serpent now? It just vanished. What will they tell God when He comes in the evening? They had died spiritually
Soon, God came into the garden calling Adam by name. But Adam and Eve were not able to face Him. They had covered themselves with leaves and were hiding behind a huge tree. When God came to know that serpent had deceived them and Adam and Eve had not obeyed Him, He was very sad. He cursed the serpent and told Adam that he will have to earn his living on his own and chased them out of the beautiful garden, Eden.
They went crying leaving all their lovely friends behind and went into the dry land to plow and plant trees.
To be continued... soon
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