Back to the Garden

INTRO: The Story of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world, has come full circle. It began in the Garden of Eden and will end in God’s new garden. This Feature Image is the same one I used in The Christmas Story in the Garden of Eden Part 1. My interpretation of this image is that I see God’s hands holding the garden. The smoke and fire rising from the garden depict the destruction of paradise by Adam and Eve’s disobedience to God in the Garden of Eden.

But there is a glimpse of a city on the opposite side of the fire, which depict God’s promised new city and garden. The waterfall depicts the river of life that will run through God’s new garden. A lion depicts Jesus (Revelations 5:5) and the eagle with its wings spread wide soaring over the garden, reminds me of one of my favourite verses in the Bible. You can read my poem titled Eagle Wings based on Isaiah 40:31a “But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles.”

As Christians, we wait eagerly for God’s new heaven and the new earth…He will dwell among His people. He will wipe away every tear…no more death, mourning, crying or pain… Those things will be passed away. He will make all things new… Revelation 21. Beverley Joy

PODCAST – Back to the Garden

Through Adam and Eve’s genealogy

A baby was born in history

Who grew to become the Saviour of the world

To rescue mankind from sin and toil.

Jesus showed us a glimpse of heaven on earth

When He lived with us, He lived out God’s love

He healed the sick, He fed the poor

To the down and outcast, He showed mercy and grace.

The first Adam failed in the first garden

He lived one thousand years before he died

The second Adam was Jesus Christ

Willingly died to save mankind.

From sin and death, He rescued us

And put an end to the Adamic curse

Now we eagerly await His return

When King Jesus will rule in God’s new garden.

A new world with a Holy garden city

Will be God’s dwelling place with His people

God will wipe away every tear and all pain

Death shall be no more; all will be made new.

Until His return, Jesus commanded the church

To share the Good News and continue His work

To care for the sick and dying of this world

To show mercy and love to the down and outcast.

As Christians, we wait eagerly for Jesus’ return

We encourage each other with His words

“I will return, Live in peace and do not fear”

Oh, I can’t wait to walk in the garden with Him.

Beverley Joy © 2022 Simply Story Poetry. All Rights Reserved.

You can listen to all my poems on several podcast platforms here

Reference: The Holy Bible – Revelation 21, Matthew 9:35-36, Mark 7:37

One of my favourite hymns – ‘I Come to the Garden Alone.’ 3 minutes

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