The LORD God took a handful of soil and made a man. God breathed life into the man, and the man started breathing. The LORD made a garden in a place called Eden, which was in the east, and he put the man there. The LORD God placed all kinds of beautiful trees and fruit trees in the garden. Two other trees were in the middle of the garden. One of the trees gave life--the other gave the power to know the difference between right and wrong. From Eden a river flowed out to water the garden, then it divided into four rivers. The first one is the Pishon River that flows through the land of Havilah, where pure gold, rare perfumes, and precious stones are found. The second is the Gihon River that winds through Ethiopia. The Tigris River that flows east of Assyria is the third, and the fourth is the Euphrates River. The LORD God put the man in the Garden of Eden to take care of it and to look after it.
Genesis 2: 7 - 15
Where was the Garden of Eden? Well the Bible clearly identifies the four rivers of Eden, but that only gives us an idea of the general location of the Garden of Eden.
And there are lots of other places of Biblical significance that we cannot identify exactly where they are. The location of the mountain where Moses got the Ten Commandments is uncertain.
No one knows for sure where the Cross of Christ stood. Even the tomb of Jesus is impossible to clearly pin point.
You see, Christianity is not a “religion” of shrines! It is rather a “relationship” of the Creator with His Creatures! Jesus told the Samaritan woman in John 4 that the place of worship was no longer important, but rather the condition of the heart of the worshipper!
So, if you are searching for a shrine or a special place to find God, you need to know that the place to find God is in your own heart after you give that heart to Jesus!
“Lord Jesus, thank You for promising to be with me always so that I don’t have to search the world to find You! Praise Your Holy Name now and forever. Amen.”