Greg Miller

Adam names the animals in the Garden of Eden

Adam was naming all the animals in the Garden of Eden.

Adam was amazed at the awesomeness of God’s majestic creation.

There were so many animals in the Garden that Adam needed lots of time to name them. “ God proved He was the Master Creator when he made all these animals,” Adam told Eve.

“You are such a big girl,” Adam said to a giant pachyderm. “I’m going to name you Ellie the Elephant.”

Ellie walked slowly away from Adam, who was already concentrating on naming another animal. This creature was large, but he was much smaller than Ellie. “You’re such a handsome guy,” said Adam to the royal-looking animal. “I’m going to name you Leonardo the Lion, and you will one day be known as the King of the Jungle.”

Adam patted Leonardo on the back, and the lion returned to his mate. “Leonardo is sooo adorable,” said Eve, who enjoyed watching Adam name the animals. “I think I’ll let him follow me around the Garden. He’ll be good company for me when you’re in another part of Eden.”

“That’s a wonderful idea,” Adam said. “I think I’ll pick an animal to be my special friend to keep me company when I’m in another section of Eden.”

Adam looked up and very near where he was standing he saw a creature that was even bigger than Ellie the elephant. This animal looked majestic, yet down to earth. “I’m going to name you DeenoSour the dinosaur,” said Adam. “If you wish, you can go with me when I travel to another section of Eden. I’ll take good care of you.”

DeenoSour nodded his approval to Adam’s suggestion. The dinosaur sat down next to Adam and was soon asleep at Adam’s feet.

Adam observed that all of God’s creation was wonderful. “God is so awesome,” he told Eve. “He is amazing.”

“As usual, Dear, you are right,” Eve said. “He has given us a great place to live here in Eden. I just love this place.”

“So do I,” Adam said. “I hope we never do anything to displease God. He might make us leave.”

“I don’t think God would do that to us,” said Eve. “He seems to love us so very much.”

Adam had spent nearly the whole day naming Eden’s animals, but he was having so much fun that he decided to name a couple more animals before calling it quits for the day. Standing nearby, Adam observed a pair of animals who were busy grazing on Eden’s lush green grass.

Adam grinned as he named these two animals. To the male, Adam said, “There is no question about it, My Friend.  I’m naming you Billy Goat.”

“What about his mate?,” Eve asked. “What are you going to name her?”

“Billie Goat, of course,” Adam laughed.

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Published on on 01/30/2011.


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