Adam and Eve, December 19th

Adam was the first man, made in the image of God and given dominion over all the earth (Gen 1:26). Eve was the first woman, formed from one of Adam’s ribs to be his companion and helper (2:18-24). God placed them in the Garden of Eden to take care of the creation as his representatives. But they forsook God’s Word and plunged the world into sin (3:1-7). For this disobedience God drove them from the Garden. Eve had to suffer the pain of childbirth and be subject to Adam; Adam had to toil amid thorns and thistles and return to the dust of the ground. Yet God promised that the woman’s Seed would crush the serpent’s head (3:8-24). Sin had entered God’s perfect creation and changed it until God would restore it again through Christ. Eve is the mother of the human race, while Adam is representative of all humanity and the Fall, as St. Paul writes, “For in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Cor. 15:22).

Source: Commemorations Biographies

Interesting comparison to the Expulsion from the Garden and the Annunciation to Mary

The presence of God (God’s angel) caused fear in both of them, one hides the other is told not to fear.

The greeting for Eve is “what have you done?” but for Mary is it “favored one.”

The declaration by God is expulsion from communion in the garden for Eve and the greatest communion between God and man in the conception of Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Both were told of birth ahead, both would suffer in birth, but Cain would give birth to murder and Jesus would give life to those dead in sin.

From Eve we would inherit sin the leads to eternal death, from Mary’s son, Jesus, we would be offered life that leads to eternal communion with God; finally destroying the sin the separated us in the beginning.

*something to note, most of the artwork pieces of Adam and Eve include belly buttons 😉 Lego did not.

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