These short essays are written under the theme of Paul's admonition to the Galatians that he was in labor pains until Christ would be formed in them. It is a subject that is prevalent throughout Scripture. In the Old Testament God speaks through Moses and tells the people: You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation (Exodus 19.4-6). In the New Testament we read often about a similar idea: For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works (Titus 2.11-14). At some level all of Scripture from Genesis 3 to Revelation 20 touches on the theme of restoring the relationship man had with God in Eden. Eden is lost in the garden and it is regained in Christ at his final great and glorious appearing.