Eve…was the mother of all living. Genesis 3:20
“Guilty!” God pronounced after Adam’s wife listened to the tempter, ate of the forbidden tree, and involved her husband in rebellion. It reverberated in Eve’s heart and mind. There was no doubt about her guilt, but as darkness settled in, she heard Adam declare, “Your name shall be called ‘Eve… the mother of all living.'” With these words Eve glimpsed a fresh ray of light.
Having been given a name filled with promise, Eve realized she, the guilty sinner, could still serve her gracious and forgiving God. How? By bearing Adam’s children and becoming the mother of many generations (1 Corinthians 11:12). Her name reflected the role she would play in spiritual history.
Even though you share Eve’s sentence of physical death (Romans 5:12), your life counts too. Here’s a few of the ways you make a difference:
- You give life through your physical efforts to care for others.
- You share spiritual life by telling others about Jesus.
- You are the life of your home, bringing the sparkle of laughter and joy to others.
- You pass physical life on to your children.
- You can pass the potential for eternal life on to your children by teaching them the gospel of Jesus Christ.
You too have life to give and pass on. In what ways are you special to your family?
Lord, You are the energy of life, the purpose of life, and I know all I have of life to pass on is from You, precious Lord! Amen.
Mom, as you meet your children's daily needs, know that God has given you a unique position of influence over their lives—you guide their hearts. No matter what their ages, you can help them experience His love, blessings, and provisions when you become A Mom After God's Own Heart.
Feed your spiritual life by sending your roots deep into God’s love.
REMEMBEREve: from death sprang life; from darkness came light; from the curse came a blessing; from a sentence of death came hope for the future; and from the stinging despair of defeat came the strength of budding faith. Eve was the mother of all living!