Midnight Mom Devotional : November 29

“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Genesis 2:23 KJV

I have read the Bible through and through multiple times. This isn’t the first time I’ve read about Adam and Eve… but have you ever wondered… if she was named Woman by Adam.. when did her name change to Eve?

Woman is called Eve for the first time in Genesis 3:20, “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.”

Just for reference, this name change took place just after they ate the fruit and sinned for the first time. It is when Eve’s future changed completely.

You know, often the same is true for each of us. When we become Mommy our identity changes. What we are called changes. It feels like everything changes.

Do you know what I mean? Have you ever felt like you hear “Momma” more than you hear your first name?

The transition to Momma is sudden. One minute you are childless and the next you are completely responsible for another human for the rest of your life. But friend, if you’re feeling a little disoriented… if you’re struggling to remember how to be you (even if it’s been years since you first became Momma) let’s just pray together tonight. Let’s just ask the Lord to reaffirm within us that our identity is first found in Him.

Because He never changes. He is never unsure of who we are or who He is calling us to be. And He would love to take your hand and remind you that first you are His creation before you were anything else.

Lord, meet each of us tonight right where we are… with exactly what we need. You are good, and we love You. In Jesus’s name. Amen.

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