Garden talk

Contemplating the Glory

Having just celebrated Easter, I’ve been thinking a lot about Jesus’ last hours before the crucifixion.  A book I’m reading right now highlights how the Garden of Gethsemane is where Jesus’ humanity “gushes out.”  It is such a raw scene, painful. In light of Romans 5:12-21, I think it’d be useful and fruitful to compare the two most famous garden scenes of the bible: Gethsemane and Eden. The first Adam and the Last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45). The begining of the curse and its end.

I’ve found that throughout life, different aspects of God’s nature leave you awestruck at different times.  And it’s usually simple truths you’ve known your whole Christian life but for some reason that you can’t articulate these truths all of a sudden hit you like an anvil falling from the third story in an old cartoon. For instance I’ve gone through a phase where his…

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