As we celebrate Mothers’ Day in Australia this year, we turn to the Bible and reflect on the example of the mothers we see there. Mothers are so important in our lives, and the mothers we see in the Bible provide both encouragement and challenge for us in their strengths and their weaknesses, and in the challenges and blessings they experience. Whether you are a mother or not, be encouraged and challenged by the stories of these women.
Today we begin a new series, Mothers of the Bible, which has been prepared by Karen Mudge. Karen works for Bible Society Australia as a writer and editor.
Question: How can we seek to become more totally dependent on God alone to face the blessings and challenges in our lives, as Eve was in her role as the mother of all the living?
Prayer: Almighty God, thank you for your abundant grace in your actions towards Eve, and towards us. Thank you, that despite Eve’s sin, you blessed her as the mother of all the living. Thank you that she was able to be completely dependent on you in bringing forth her children. Father God, please help us to be likewise completely dependent on you, in the blessings you bestow on our lives, and in the challenges too. Amen.
We are reading the Bible with Karen Mudge until 19th May.