God has a green thumb; if He plants us, we shouldl grow! I can only imagine what the Garden of Eden must have looked like. If the garden club did a judging, all future residents living close by would have a very hard act to follow.
Maybe God selected a special tree, to measure the spiritual growth of Adam and Eve. The Father could record the couple's actions of spiritual growth. Did they measure up to a perfect goal with a notch on their tree? Following their willful sin, the tree would be a visible reminder of His perfect plan and their rebellion.
He lovingly watches each life for signs of growth. "But I will bless those who trust me. They will be like trees growing beside a stream-trees with roots that reach down to the water, and with leaves that are always green. They bear their fruit every year and are never worried by a lack of rain (Jeremiah 17:7-8 CEV)." The Lord wins a blue ribbon for His green thumb!
With God all things are possible! Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Secret Place, Daily Devotionals for the Deaf, Light from the Word Daily Devotional. Available now in book store: FORGET-ME-NOT DAILY DEVOTIONAL http:/ebooks.faithwriters.com/ebook-details.php?id=520