A question has turned up on several blogs that I visit and it sounds like this: "Why did God put that tree there?"
Why was there a tree that gave man a chance to choose to disobey God? Why did God not choose to avoid the fall of man?
I have a suspicion that part of the reason is that He wanted us to know the side of Him that is called Grace. Would we ever have known without that tree?
I'm planning to read Philip Yancey's book "What's so amazing about grace?" after "Where is God when it hurts?". I've had both books for a long, long time and I hope I won't get an overdose if I read them one after the other. An overdose of good stuff to ponder, that is. I'll let you know...
In the mean time, if anyone has an idea of why that tree had to be in the garden, do let me know!