Given it is Mother’s Day weekend, I’ve been thinking a lot about Eve. She is, after all, the first wife and the first mother.
Genesis 3:20 says that, “Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.”
How interesting that Adam would call her this right after God’s judgement on the serpent, the woman, and Adam. Woven throughout God’s judgement in Genesis 3:14-19 was hope. Despite this terrible fall from grace — this reign of sin and death that would follow for generations, God was making a promise: Salvation comes!
Adam, by faith, could see it and he would honor his wife in a way that would reflect the thoughts and the plans of God toward her. He would name her Eve. Mother of all the living.
When God cursed Satan, He said He would put enmity between the woman and Satan’s offspring. Satan would despise the woman. But, God would deposit something in the woman that would cause her to hate Satan and his seed. Though Satan would bruise the heel, her seed would deliver the final blow and crush his head.
And so it is that within the heart of every regenerate, blood washed, and born-again woman is a disdain for all that is evil. There is a hope that will not be pushed back.
Whereas the enemy “comes to steal, kill and destroy” a born-again woman comes with the message of life. Jesus saves! He comes that “they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10). Her “feet are fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” (Ephesians 6:10). She knows, all too well, in this world there will be tribulation. Oh, of that we can be sure! But, praise God, Christ has overcome the world! (John 16:33). It is for this reason, no matter how bad it looks, she will not bend. She knows that “God always leads us in triumph in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 2:14).
This Mother’s Day let us honor the mothers in our world. Let us pay tribute to these women. They are worthy to be esteemed! And, let us pray for the grace to walk like Eve, wherever our sphere of influence, in our unique, and God ordained calling as women.