Thursday, December 1, 2011

In the beginning

"And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."  Genesis 3:15

A prophecy and curse given to Satan in the garden, overheard by Eve.

Eve's offspring.

Through Eve, the mother of all living, we inherit our sin nature.  Born into sin, death is our inheritance.

What grace God shows to Mary in allowing her to correct this fault.  Where Eve made the choice to disobey God's command, Mary makes the choice to be obedient to her Creator.

"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said."  Luke 1:38

Where Eve and all her offspring have carried death in the form of a sin nature, Mary is now granted the opportunity to carry Life.

"In Him was Life, and that Life was the light of men." John 1:4

Through Eve, all die.

Through Mary, only because of her humble obedience, all are given the opportunity for Life!

"Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, he gave the right to become children of God--"  John 1:12

"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him."  John 3:36

May we all be willing and obedient in carrying His love to others so that they may also have Life!

His plans are intricately woven, incomprehensible, and so full of RIGHTeousness and love.

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