“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.”
MOTHERS ARE FIRST
It is so interesting that Adam did not name his wife in accord with the fact that she was his wife but, because she was “...the mother of all living”! Eve simply means “the first woman” but, apparently there is derivative so that the actual meaning is given in the text. The relationship of mother was placed here above her role as Adam’s wife. This is probably significant.
The first relationship with a woman that any man has is with his mother. She not only gives birth to him, but is the main nurturer as he grows. Regardless of how involved a father is with his children, he does not spend even half of the time with a child that a mother does. Mothers are the first relationship.
Mothers are first when it comes to caring for a child. Even the mother who was arguing over her child before King Solomon in a desperate situation, was willing to give the child up to the other woman so that his life could be spared. The Bible records, “Then the woman whose son was living spoke to the king, for she yearned with compassion for her son; and she said, “O my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him!” (1 Kings 3:26). Mothers are first at caring. Knowing the great love of a mother, this next Sunday should be a wonderful time of honor and love.
While we understand that God is to come first above all relationships in this world and we are gathered on the Lord’s Day to worship God and remember our Lord’s death, burial and resurrection, it can also be a time to remember those who fulfill God’s purpose in their lives. For those mothers who truly seek the Lord first, for those mothers who set such a wonderful example of godly living for their families, they are deserving of a special day of honor. We are told in the scriptures to “render honor to whom honor is due.” (Rom. 13:7). What greater way is there for a woman to honor God than to live her life as God would have her to.
May we truly honor those who faithfully serve the Lord and set such wonderful examples for the rest of us.
Until next week, I love you all,