The Giver of Eternal Life

What was the first Adam, when set in his little territory in the Garden of Eden, to the eye of God, compared with the second Adam — that One, the giver of eternal life, the smitten Rock, who in a moment could fill ten thousand souls with streams of living water? What a contrast! he whose days in the Garden of Eden were but a span, whose beginning, a little handful of dust, God breathing into his nostrils the breath of life, and that One, the eternal life in the bosom of the Father before all worlds — He who could speak the word and give life to corruption —He, the One in whom God could accept those taken out of the pit where they had fallen, having chosen them in Him before the foundation of the world, to fill them with all spiritual blessings in Him.
G. V. Wigram