Genesis 2:8-9 (NKJV) 8 The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

God created His garden in a very fertile place. All of the plants and trees grew by themselves. You may say, it was a self-maintenance garden. All Adam and Eve needed to do was harvest it. There in the garden was the “tree of life” and the “tree of knowledge of good and evil.” These trees were only seen by Adam and Eve. The trees are no longer here. God made many other trees which were pleasant to look at and were also good for food. And many of these trees are still around today. But not the “tree of life” and the “tree of knowledge of good and evil.” “The Lord God made every tree grow.” These trees were beautiful to look at, and they also served a purpose. They were beautiful and they were good for food. Since the fall of man, this earth has been under a cursed. But in spite of the curse, God is still merciful and so there are still some beauty to be seen upon this earth. Such a place that comes to mind is Hana Hawaii. It is a beautiful isolated area on the eastern end of Maui. Traveling on a winding 52-mile narrow road along Maui’s northern shore maybe a little scary at times, but the fabulous and wonderful foliage along the way is absolutely beautiful. It is breath taking. There is a scenic spot along side the road where you could stop and look down the coast line and you could see a little peninsula protruding. And you could see the coconut trees, the papaya trees, the hibiscus, the banana trees, and the bamboo trees. And you could also see two churches standing among the coconut trees, St. Mary Church and the Wananalua Congregational Church which the missionaries established in 1862 and 1838, respectively. What a beautiful site to see. It will bring you to praise God in prayer. What a privilege to see the beauty of God’s garden. And it will make you wonder how much more beautiful must have the Garden of Eden been with its two wonderful trees, “the tree of life” and the “tree of knowledge of good and evil.”

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.