In the beautiful Garden of Eden, where the sky was the bluest blue and flowers bloomed in every colour you could imagine, God decided to create the first man. From the dust of the ground, God shaped him and called him Adam. With a gentle breath, God gave life to Adam, and he opened his eyes to see the wonderful world around him.
Feeling that Adam shouldn’t be alone, God said, “It’s not good for man to be alone. I’ll make a helper just right for him.” So, while Adam took a deep nap, God took one of his ribs and, from it, created the first woman. When Adam woke up and saw her, he was amazed and exclaimed, “She is a part of me! I’ll call her Eve.”
God looked at Adam and Eve and said, “Enjoy everything in this garden, but there’s one tree you must not eat from – the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. That’s the only rule.”
Life in the garden was blissful. Adam and Eve had everything they needed and lovely animals for friends. They would stroll around, listen to the birds sing, and watch the fish play.
But one day, a sneaky serpent slithered to Eve. “Did God really say you can’t eat from any tree in the garden?” he hissed.
Eve replied, “We can eat from all trees, just not the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. If we do, we’ll die.”
The serpent, trying to trick Eve, whispered, “You won’t die. If you eat it, you’ll be like God, knowing good from bad.”
Eve looked at the fruit. It looked so delicious. Thinking about what the serpent said, she took a bite and then gave some to Adam, who also ate it.
Suddenly, they felt different. They realized they were without clothes and felt ashamed. They tried to hide when they heard God’s footsteps.
“Adam, where are you?” God called.
Adam replied, “I hid because I was afraid.”
God asked, “Did you eat from the tree I told you not to?”
Adam said, “Eve gave it to me.” And Eve said, “The serpent tricked me.”
God was sad because they didn’t listen. He told the serpent, “You will crawl on your belly and be an enemy to the woman.” To Adam and Eve, God said that life outside the garden would be harder, but He would always be with them.
Then, God made them clothes from animal skins. And even though they had to leave the beautiful garden, God still loved them and had big plans for them and all the generations to come.
And that, dear children, is the story of the first two people, Adam and Eve, and the choices they made in the Garden of Eden.