Hannah is a full-time mom working strenuously, with her husband’s partnership, to raise five delightful (but rambunctious) children. Sometimes, the daily pressures threaten to overwhelm her, and she finds herself snapping shrewishly at her family.
Jake recently launched his own small business. He is hoping soon to marry his girlfriend, whose family is equally enthusiastic about the pending union. However, Jake sabotages his success by procrastination and by allowing unimportant distractions to derail him.
Henry, a middle-aged, senior-level executive suspects he is losing the respect of his professional associates and is increasingly estranged from his wife. He often ends his day feeling depressed and miserable.
Hannah, Jake, and Henry all suffer from exactly the same problem and Scripture provides the prescription.
A river flows out from Eden to water the Garden,
and from there it is divided and becomes four headwaters.
Unfortunately, maps prove that no such arrangement of waterways ever existed. Another problem: If the purpose of the river is to “water the Garden,” it ought to flow into Eden rather than out from Eden.