All of creation bears testimony to God’s grace. There is not just sin and brokenness to lament, there is beauty and goodness to commend. But we must train our eyes to see it.
The Bible isn’t a “once upon a time… and they lived happily ever after” story. Instead, there is a tragic fall, a growing hope, and a final victory. In the unfolding story of Scripture, we see a Kingdom ruined by sin, redeemed through God’s covenant promises, and finally restored by a Crucified King.
Someday, Jesus would go to another garden, a place called Gethsemane, and He would obey where Adam failed. He would redeem us from the curse, by becoming a curse for us.
Rather than letting sin destroy His creation, God would send a Messiah to reverse the curse.
It started out with beauty, a perfect world over which God declared
“It is very good.” But sin…
There is no heart so hard that God cannot soften it or so broken that he cannot heal it. There is nothing—no person, no situation, no trial, no pain—that he cannot redeem.