Hope dawned bright in the Garden of Eden. Walking and talking with God. Fellowship with our Creator. With one bite of a piece of fruit, that hope was seemingly shattered. But God had a rescue plan. A plan from the beginning of time.
Hope was on display in another garden, many years later. Hope in the form of the God-man being willing to slip on human flesh and say, "Not my will, but Yours be done." Hope in the form of the only Son of God taking our place on that rugged, painful cross. Hope in the blood that forgives all sins. Hope in a risen savior, victorious over death.
Hope in that obedient moment in the garden that leads to the hope of all hope, the restoration of the perfect garden we were created to enjoy all along.
It's a simple, but beautiful, story of rescue, redemption, and restoration.