If you are like me, you’ve heard the creation story dozens of times. The story goes that God creates a beautiful planet, lots of animals, and the first couple, Adam and Eve. Then the serpent (a.k.a. Satan) gets Adam and Eve to sin, they get in trouble with God, and God kicks them out of the garden. Roll credits.
However, I recently heard the story brought to life in a whole new way. I can now see much deeper into this ancient tale of humanity’s beginning and how much it has implications for us and our purposes on earth now. So, for a moment, enter into the story like you’ve never heard it before.
Beauty and Power Bestowed
God creates an amazing, endless universe. Within it he crafts a planet filled with beauty and thriving with life. Pouring down power and glory, he fills it with an abundance of color, design, and intricacy. He constructs an infinite numbers of creatures that swim, fly, and crawl amidst magnificent trees, plants, and breath-taking landscapes. This planet is a place of adventure and intrigue, but lacks anyone to cultivate and develop it.