God Plants Hope in the Garden

The Bible is God’s story. He is the main character. When his creatures sin against him, all creation is put under a curse. Death is ushered into God’s good world. God begins to mete out judgment upon Adam, Eve, and Satan in His perfect justice. Yet, even in judgment, there is hope. Like a bright and beautiful flower in the middle of a torched field, God’s promise in Genesis 3:15 is a stark reminder of his faithfulness and loving-kindness pursuing us against the backdrop of the fall. He will come to defeat all of our foes and bring us back to himself. Early in the story, God plants hope in the garden.

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