A fairly quiet day, which suits us just fine. Ken made a huge pot of chili for supper, along with gluten-free cornbread. Sheila had made Striped Delight with pistachio pudding just for Terry, and he enjoyed that a lot. One of his favorites. Mostly we just hung out and enjoyed the day. I took Alayna down to the kids’ pool after supper, while Kyle and Ivan went on a youth group outing. Terry worked most of the day to repair a gun he’d brought out for Ivan, who enjoys hunting.
We got to talking about where the Garden of Eden may have been, and why God has hidden it. Of course we won’t know the where until God chooses to reveal it. We do know, however, that He will feed us from the Tree of Life that stands guarded by the cherubim. This is a fascinating study, and one I suspect I’m going to have to dig into. Revelation 22:1-2 tells us this:
Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 2in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him;…
Of course we won’t know what all that looks like until we’re there, but here are a couple of artistic concepts: