You and I have something in common. We live in a mixed up, tarnished world and we have never known anything different. Adam and Eve, however could remember what life was like before the curse. They could recall the world as God intended it to be – free of death, hardship, unemployment and illness did not exist. No one questioned God’s creative power or His plan for human relationships.
The world we have inherited resembles God’s perfect garden only slightly. To quote C. S. Lewis, “This is a good world gone wrong, but still remains the memory of what ought to have been”.
Fortunately, the cloudy memory off what the earth should have been is also a prophetic glimpse into eternity. There, just as Adam and Eve walked and talked with God, believers will see His face and serve Him directly. There will be nothing between God and us. “No longer will they be any curse”. (REV 22:3). There will be no sin, no fear, no shame.
The past and it’s consequences may cast a shadow on today, but believer’s destiny carries the promise of something better – life in a place as perfect as Eden.
– Jennifer Benson Schuldt
One day God will put everything right.