The Garden of Eden was a real place. It is located some where in the Middle East. It was a perfect place given to Adam and Eve by God.
The reason the garden was perfect was because sin had not entered into the world. But Adam and Eve listened to Satan and turned against God, that perfect garden, was not perfect any longer.
Can you imagine living in a perfect place where everything you needed was provided for you? As soon as Adam and Eve sinned they knew it.
“And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:7-8.
Just like Adam and Eve we know when we sin and we think we can hide it, but God knows all about it.
Christ came to deliver us from sin and in Him there is hope.
Patsy Lambert is from Whitmire. Her columns appear weekly in The Newberry Observer.