Welcome Dear Readers to this week’s edition of Gregory’s Bible Stories. Today in Sunday school Gregory learned about what happened when Eve moved into the Garden of Eden with Adam.
When God was done forming woman out of Adam’s rib, he showed her to Adam and Adam said, “At last, here is one of my own kind.” And he was secretly relieved she looked nothing like a platypus.
Adam’s New Wife
The first thing Eve did was give Adam her very best come hither look. After Adam hithered, she gave Adam a long list of things that needed to be done around the garden and then gave him her best go hither look and Adam went.
Enter the Snake
Then Eve decided to go for a jog to burn off some of the cheesecake fruit she had just eaten, when she came across a snake who had just consumed a bull. In those days snakes were always full of bull.
Then the snake started talking and asked Eve if the rumor was true that God had told Adam and Eve not to eat any fruit in the garden. At this point, Eve didn’t see a “talking snake” as a red flag. She was a trusting sort — as people who used to be ribs often are.
Eve carefully explained to the snake that God said they could eat any fruit except for the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden. The snake looked at Eve and knitted his eyebrows together questioningly. (In those days snakes not only had eyebrows; they could also knit.)
“That’s not true, you will not die,” said the snake. “God said that because He knows that when you eat that particular fruit you will be like God and know what is good and what is bad.”
“Well, you certainly seem to know a lot about trees, Snake,” Eve said. “Say, you wouldn’t happen to know if there’s any chocolate cupcake trees around here anywhere would you?”
“As a matter of fact, yes.” The snake answered. “That’s the one in the middle of the garden.”
“Absotively! But God said you can’t eat from it so I guess it’s a mute point,” the snake threw out there to see if it would stick.
Then, having successfully tempted Eve, the snake slithered away like he was all that and a bag of potatoes. (This was way before potato chips.)
Eve ran over to the chocolate cupcake tree and saw how beautiful it was growing there in the middle of the garden, it’s chocolate frosting glistening in the sunlight. So she took some of the fruit and ate it and gave some to her husband and he also ate it.
Adam and Eve’s Sudden Understanding
Then Adam and Eve suddenly understood five things: 1) they suddenly understood they were naked 2) they suddenly understood they were going to have to sew some fig leaves together to make some clothes 3) they suddenly understood how to use the sewing machine 4) they suddenly understood chocolate cupcake fruit would go much better with a nice ice-cold glass of milk 5) they suddenly understood it was a big mistake to have eaten the cow.
Well that’s all the time Gregory had to tell us about his lesson in Sunday school today, Dear Readers, but check back next week to find out what happens when God sees chocolate cupcake crumbs on Adam and Eve’s faces.
Until next time . . . I love you