I wonder what the
meeting would have been like if Eve, the mother of all humanity, could have met
pregnant Mary, the mother of Jesus.
I can only imagine the flood of emotion that would overwhelm Eve as she remembered tasting the flavor of
forbidden fruit and receiving its sorrow for her children. She would approach Mary knowing
that within her the Seed of her own redemption was growing- a Seed that would give her
offspring a second chance. That Seed of a second chance would produce an untainted
God-fruit that could only be harvested in a grace-garden outside the fence line of
a corrupted and closed Eden.
I can see Eve
placing her hand in wonderment on the taut and bulging belly of Mary and feeling
God move! Tears of joy would have coursed down Eve’s cheeks splashing on the
ground between the two women. This would be the first flow of the irrigation
system for the fruit of our redemption. These irrigating tears of joy flow when
an impossible way is finally made possible. That impossible way made possible is your
greatest gift this Christmas.
with God nothing will be impossible.”Luke 1:37