Point of Inspiration
God’s work on the sixth day of creation included planting a garden in Eden (Gen. 2:8). He then created Adam in His image and appointed him as the gardener (15). The Great Lord of the universe had created Adam to follow in His footsteps—they were both gardeners. God, the Father a Gardener (John 15:1); Adam a gardener; and it is interesting that when Mary first saw our resurrected Lord at the tomb, she thought He was “the gardener” (John 20:15). And she wasn’t altogether mistaken! Christ and His Father were one, which meant Christ, too, was a Gardener. While Adam, the first gardener, had brought death from a forbidden tree, Jesus, the second Adam, brought life by hanging from a tree. Gardening can produce infestation and death or it can produce fruitfulness and life. How are you tending the garden God has given you?