Think of all that happened to the entire human race under one tree. Our first ancestors disobeyed God here. Now we can barely imagine what life would be like without sin encumbering our every step and every thought. All our relationships and every day of our lives are affected by sin’s tentacles permeating our emotions, our physical bodies, and even all of creation. Now we weaken, we sicken, we die.

Won’t it be a glorious day when we slip free of these bonds and see Christ face to face, renewed, invigorated, and freed at last of the horrible burden of sin and death! This is all possible because Jesus became one of us, lived a sinless life in human flesh, died for us in the most awful way, and then rose again. What would we do without Him!

I wrote a story imagining all that went into our story in Eden, the human story at the very beginning. If you haven’t read Fallen yet, you can purchase it here, just in time for a holiday read. I write for your encouragement!

As one reader wrote: “So glad its finally here! The innocent passion of the Garden of Eden was so well developed, I felt lost along with the characters when they were lost. I wanted them to stay in Eden forever! I went immediately to the read Refuge again. Great read for Christians and non-Christians.”