God created people to give him glory. And he created a perfect place for them—a place that reflected his glory. He gave them everything they could need or want for happiness.
BUT they listened to God’s enemy. They didn’t really believe God’s gifts to them were enough for them. So they turned their backs on God, and they lost their perfect place to live and their perfect friendship with God. Now, they could see pain and futility and death in their future. ~ Lenten Lights by Noel Piper
*Photos – Green Painted Buntings and molting male Goldfinches on Pollywog Creek, March 8, 2009