How does the Gospel Help Us Make Sense of Our Role as Mothers?
God is a God of redemption whose heart’s desire is to restore what was lost and broken back to what he created them to be. The curse given in Eden placed a fierce struggle upon every area of a woman’s life that ought to have been free-flowing. However, because of God’s redemptive nature, He sent Christ – fully God, fully human, and fully perfect – to earth to undo the curse laid upon us, so we could be blessed instead.
Christ made atonement for every sin – past, present, and future – restoring humanity to God. What was lost in the Garden of Eden was restored in the Garden of Gethsemane. The act of redemption had to be walked out in real time through Jesus’ obedience: arrested, slandered, flogged, and hung on a cross for all to see. However, I believe the true battle occurred in the Garden of Gethsemane, the place where Jesus had to make up his mind and align his will with the will of the Father.
Jesus chose, there in the Garden of Gethsemane, to become the curse so every person would have access to blessing forevermore. He set himself on the path to undo the curse placed on the woman in the Garden of Eden, and through this, all women everywhere – for all time.
We now have the grace to be the wives and mothers God intended for us to be, through Christ Jesus.
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