The First Garden
the earth on which we live was new, there were no homes on it. There were
no gardens. There were no people living about anywhere.
the great God who made the earth planned a beautiful spot, called the
Garden of Eden. He planted trees in this garden. He caused grass to grow
in it. And here and there he caused flowers to peep through the grass in
bright colors. We have never seen a park so beautiful as the Garden of
planned that the first home on earth should be in this beautiful garden.
So he placed in it the first man and the first woman whom he made. He told
them to care for the garden. And he told them to eat of the good fruit,
which grew on its trees, and to enjoy its beauty.
man and the woman, Adam and Eve, were happy in their garden home. Here
they looked upon the beautiful things, which God had made. They listened
to the sweet songs of the birds in the treetops. They watched the small
creatures frisk about. And they watched the large animals eat the grass
and herbs provided for them.
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