There were two events in two different gardens that changed the world—one of them forever!
It’s ironic how Adam, the first man, fell to wrongdoing in a garden, causing the curse of sin and death for all mankind, and yet 4,000 years later, the last Adam, Jesus Christ, arose from the dead, in a garden, breaking the curse of sin and death for all mankind.
I’ve said it a thousand times and I’ll say it a thousand more, ‘Jesus Christ is the only God Who thought you were worth dying for and actually did!’ He lived His entire earthly life selfless, bold, full of love and determination, and the determination was to save your soul from eternal damnation. Therefore, He strategically chose to put on human flesh and be put to death during a time in history where crucifixion was the most gruesome, agonizing, embarrassing and inhumane way to be executed. And to think, this was all for you!
Animals’ blood could never cleanse the sins of a human, only the blood of mankind could accomplish such a thing. Since no one else was without sin, Jesus was the only One Who could get the job done.
Isn’t it also ironic how when a child is born, there must come forth blood and water from the mother’s womb? And then we look at Jesus on the cross, when they pierced His side, out from it poured blood and water (John 19:34), as if symbolizing a second birth of which we can be “born again” through Jesus Christ.
How captivating is it that He chose to keep His wounds?! To willingly maintain the large scars of nail-pierced hands and feet shows that Jesus holds them close to His heart as “love wounds” for you and I, as a reminder to us what He did for us on that cross. But the miracle was three days later when He rose from the dead, conquering death, hell and the grave with all power in His hands!
I promise you this, I would not be a Christian had Jesus not rose from the grave, as I refuse to serve a dead person.
If there’s anyone who’s worth being worshipped, it’s the One Whom the grave couldn’t hold. Only one Man/God fits the mold: God in the flesh—Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He is the only way to heaven. Your one-way ticket is just a prayer away. Will you ask Him into your heart today?
What began in a garden, ended in a garden.