A Mother’s Life Redeemed
by Pamela Gauthier
Genesis 3:25 “and she shall be called the mother of all living”.
Have you ever bought a painting? You are drawn to it because it’s picture-perfect. Everything in the scene is in the right place. It’s a must-have. I always loved pictures in doctors’ offices of far off places, like France and other beautiful sceneries. While I waited to be called to the back, I would always see myself in them. I would paint my own life and how it should look.
Eves’ life started out picture-perfect. She talked with God face-to-face, she had the perfect marriage and the perfect home. Her home was called Paradise. One day something happens that would change Eve’s happy home forever. A scandal arose concerning Eve, that turned out to be true.
Gen. 3:6, “so she took some of the fruit and ate it, then she gave some to her husband, who was with her and he ate it too.
This action brought on by Eve, is a problem every woman will have to face until the end of time.
Genesis 3:15, “Then he said to the woman, I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy, and in pain you will give birth. You will desire to control your husband but he will rule over you.”
Sadly, Eve had to start all over and embrace a new way of living. Eve had brought this tragedy on herself by disobeying God. She and her husband together caused sin to enter the world. Even though Eve had brought this on herself, sometimes in life’s case the offense can come from another place causing just as much harm. Thousands upon thousands of mothers today face circumstances that seem hopeless or out of their control.
Not only did Eve lose her home, but she also lost two of her children. Genesis 4:8, tells us that Eve lost one child through an act of violence and the other through homelessness.
This is not a picture-perfect situation. This is a cross too heavy to bear. The weight of condemnation can cause one to blame his or herself and receiving blame for wrongs done can be unbearable. Romans 8:1, “says there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.” What do we do when everything seems to be a total loss? We hope again! Jesus has the power to redeem every loss imaginable.
The story is not over. As we look back on Eve’s life again in Genesis 4:28, “Eve gave birth to another son. She named him Seth, for she said God has granted me another son in place of Abel”. Seth’s name means “appointment”. Genesis 5 begins the genealogy of Adam’s descendants beginning with Seth, which places Adam and Eve in the purposes of God.
Today we as mothers can look at our lives and rejoice because God has an “appointment” with each one of us that will place us in His perfect plan of redemption. When we surrender all to Him, we can dream of seeing a picture-perfect life through Jesus Christ. It’s called Redeemed!
HeARTune Creations Poetry, LLC., is owned by Pamela Gauthier. Pamela is a writer and poet, who has been writing for over 20 years. She formally started her poetry as a business in October of 2013.
Her poetry has been at several boutiques and stores in the Baton Rouge area. Pamela is a native Baton Rougean, who has lived here all of her life. She is the wife of Ronnie Gauthier, and the mother of four: Mrs. Jamie Baham, Mrs. Jessica Chatman, Joshua and Joseph Gauthier. She is also the proud Grandmother of Five.
Pamela started her writing journey by writing poetry as a way to uplift the spirits of those in nursing homes and the like. This is still the goal today, to touch hearts and lives wherever encouragement is needed.