Eve was God’s second creation, His first daughter formed on the 6th day to be Adam’s companion!
Her story teaches us the important role of women and men—complements of one another, supporters, and each other’s helpmate formed to uplift and empower each other!
We often misconstrue or limit the role of helper or helpmate to the marital relationship. However, women are historically helpers to many outside of marriage. Look at the story of Naomi and Ruth, a beautiful story of being not only a helper, but a daughter, supporter, caretaker, provider for her aging mother-in-law.
Women also are familial caretakers of parents, elderly relatives, siblings and most of all their kids.
As a community, women support each other, their churches, communities, schools and coworkers.
There are many lessons to be learned from the story of Eve.
One is adherence to God’s commands and the repercussions when we do not. It magnifies the difference between listening and hearing.
Oft times we listen to others but do we really “hear” them?
When we fail to hear God’s voice and hear and respond to our own or that of others…we sin just as Eve did when she ignored God’s voice and heeded the serpent’s.
The beauty of being in relationship with The Creator is that He is a forgiving Father. He disciplines out of His Love for us, and then restores us if we are repentant and have made amends to those who we hurt.
We are His creation, made in His image. He has emboldened us, inspired us, taught us, empowered us, raised us and by His Grace keeps us daily to be helpers, accomplished role models and spiritual sisters to other women, spouses to our men and caretakers of our families and marriages.