Read Genesis 2:1 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Why is life on earth so different from what is described in the Garden of Eden?
Parent Note: Adam and Eve committed the first sin by disobeying God’s one and only rule in the Garden of Eden. This one sin has rippled through every generation of humankind. To get us back to living in a world like the Garden of Eden, God sent His Son, Jesus, to die in our place to forgive us of our sins. Jesus promised to return to earth and finally establish His reign on earth, at which point, the entire earth will be made much like the Garden of Eden is described.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You for making a place for me.
I know that I can look forward to a perfect home in heaven.
Help me to honor You even now in my life on earth.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.