Unpacking Eden : part one

Unpacking the Garden of eden

What you believe about your origin, where you came from, makes a difference in the way you value yourself and others around you. The book of Genesis tells us about our origin. It perfectly describes to us where we came from and the life that God ultimately wanted us to lead.

God created Adam. He formed him from the dust of the ground but the most unique thing about Adam was that the Lord breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (Genesis 2:7). Nothing else in creation was brought to life in this way, because man was different, he was valued and desired above anything else that God created.

Adam walked with God in the Garden of Eden as a son. They spent time together walking and talking and being in a beautiful close relationship with one another. God saw that it was not good for Adam to be alone (Genesis 2:18) so He created him a suitable helper, Eve. We get to see how Father God was concerned for His beloved son Adam and that God wanted him to be happy.

Then God told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply. To increase in number and fill the whole earth (Genesis 1:28). Here we see that from the very beginning God wanted sons and daughters, He wanted a family, children that He could love and adore. We are not here on this earth as an accident. God desired us. He also values us greatly because He didn’t just create us, He created us in His image.

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27

So think about what God is and then that is how He created us. We are His children, made in His image.

If we do not believe that this is how we were created at the very dawn of time then we will not value our Father and the unique relationship He desired to have with us. All of our identity as being sons and daughters of God is revealed to us here in the pages of the book of Genesis. It is not a story told to generations upon generations but it is the truth. It is the truth that we stand upon and we place all our hope and faith in it.

Let us not disregard the beginning of life but let it be our starting point, it is a look at what life was supposed to be like for us. We are so loved and cherished that the whole world was created for us. We have the breath of the Lord in us and He made us in His perfect image. We are wanted, we are not living here by some accident but we were desired by God himself, and we were created with purpose.

That is what everybody is looking and searching for. To know that they are wanted, loved, desired, cared for and that they have a divine purpose. And here it is, all written down for us at the very beginning of the book that He created for us to read, know and learn from.

Why do you think it is at the very beginning of the bible? Because it is the most important place for us to start from. We start out our relationship with the Lord knowing that we were created in the image of God and have His very breath inside of us, we are wanted, we are cared for and looked after. We are sons and daughters of the most high God.

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