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The concept of His Garden comes from Genesis 3:8: "Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day ..."

The first book the Lord gave me was called His Garden, Story and Paintings by Jean Shen (self-published 1998). It is a childlike story of a harassed, fearful person who is repeatedly invited to go into this beautiful garden. In the garden she meets animals who mentor her and grow her up into knowing who she really is, the beloved bride of Christ, and who He really is, not only the Gardener but also the Lion of Judah and the Flaming Tree (see these paintings under Paintings). Her passionate love for Him is ignited and she is transformed into the beautiful bride of Christ.

It is my heartfelt belief that Christ's broken body on the cross paid for all the sins of the world and thereby brought the Garden of Eden back into this world, not in the natural world, but in the hearts and spirits of all who receive Him deep into their hearts. Only, many toil outside the garden in the world of turmoil and heartaches even as Adam did after the fall, not knowing that we are now entitled, through Christ, to live inside the Garden where we can walk and talk with Him in the cool of the day. Hebrews 4 urges one and all to enter into His rest. "There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest..." (Hebrews 4: 9-11). It is indeed a state of mind and heart where we relinquish all earthly cares to Him and go into the Garden of rest to "play" like children without cares. That is the highest level of trust.




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