The most popular television shows in our house are mostly nature documentaries - usually about strange animals in some far-flung part of the world (at least far-flung to us!). I can't tell you how many times I've watched different types of lemurs - ring-tailed lemurs, mouse lemurs, wooly lemurs, bamboo lemurs - climb through the trees of Madagascar. I've learned more than I care to know about the deadliest snakes and spiders in Australia. My kids never seem to grow tired of nature's marvels and the entertaining men and women who love to chase them down.
God made everything good. Indeed, with man and woman standing at the center of God's world, we can agree with the statement of Genesis 1:31, "Behold, it was very good." The world should have stayed this way. Had Adam and Eve obediently followed God's commands they would have multiplied on the earth, spreading God's rule across the land and living in loving relationships, all to the glory of God himself. They would have had access to the tree of life and eventually been able to join God in his rest. The whole world would have been the better for it.
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