(As told by Karyn Henley and illustrated ny Dennas Davis)
Now Adam and Eve lived in the beautiful garden of Eden. Tasty fruit grew from many of its trees. God told Adam and Eve they could eat any fruit they wanted, except one kind. He said, “You must never eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”
One day, a snake came to Eve. It said, “See how pretty the fruit is on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? It tastes good. It will make you wise. Don’t listen to God. Go ahead and try it.”
The fruit did look good. So Eve ate some. Then she took it to Adam. He ate some, too, even though he knew what God had said.
That evening, God walked through the garden. Adam and Eve tried to hide. God called, “Adam, where are you?” Adam said, “I am hiding. I was afraid.” Then God asked, “Did you eat the fruit I told you not to eat?”
Adam said, “Eve ate it first.” Eve said, “The snake told me it would be alright.” But God was not happy.
He told the snake, “You will have to crawl on your belly from now on.” He told Adam and Eve, “You did not obey me. You will have to leave the garden.”
It was a sad day when Adam and Eve left. God sent an angel to the garden. The angel held a flaming sword. He flashed it back and forth so no one would go back into the garden.