Monday, October 27, 2008
I'm getting old. I don't remember what I know or have read. Is a thought new or did I read it the other day? Trevor Hudson's book 'Questions God Asks Us' (which in my opinion is brilliant) reminded me that everything started in a garden (Eden) and finished in a garden (the garden tomb). It struck me that the Garden of Gethsemane is also there at the end. Jesus prays and wrestles with God and his conscience and ends by saying 'not my will, but yours be done'. There we have the absolute reversal of that which Adam and Eve did in the first garden. In that place, without too much wrestling, they came to the conclusion, 'my will, not yours, be done'. Their choice - which seemed so insignificant - brought death. Jesus' choice - to lay down his life - brought life.