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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Garden (09/07/06)

TITLE: Two Gardens - One Savior
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09/13/06


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Dwelling on this week’s theme “Garden” continually brought the old hymn “In The Garden” to mind. The hymn has always reminded me of the gardens in the New Testament. I can visualize myself or anyone going to commune one-on-one with the Savior. There is a feeling of welcome and acceptance. The lyrics have the birds singing, and then hushing to hear His voice. And whatever He has to say makes the heart sing.

But, maybe the hymn also refers to the original garden. That’s right; the Eden one. Many pictures, illustrations, coloring books, etc. portray the garden containing a snake. But let’s go back before the snake, before the fall. The man and his wife lived happily. They didn’t know what bickering was. They didn’t know what grief, sorrow, sadness, pain, toil, hassles, burnt cookies, or stubbed toes were either. Nope. They walked and talked with God everyday. Everything was perfect until the fall.

Ever since then, humans have been looking for real happiness by their own efforts. The Good News is that Jesus has opened up the way for us to communicate with the Father personally! He has paid the price for us. All we need to do is go to the Father and “walk” with Him each day. When we do so we will find ourselves in the Garden. As we walk and talk with Him in the garden things will begin to change in our lives for the better. At first we may feel as if we are in the Garden of Gesemene, but perseverance will produce our own Garden of Eden.


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Rachel Burkum09/14/06
I smiled when I got to the line about burnt cookies and stubbed toes. :) How very true.
This is a great devotional thought.
william price09/15/06
Nice devotional. Thanks for sharing. God bless.
lynn rodgers09/15/06
nice devotional. little tip- try not to mention the promt at the beginning.
Donna Emery09/18/06
Very nice and very true! This was a very good comparison of the two gardens.