Therefore the Lord God sent him [Adam along with Eve] forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
So he drove out the man…
– Genesis 3:23-24, KJV
Notwithstanding the various interpretations of the story of the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were now living in the wilderness – the dark and dreary world. There is no need to imagine dwelling there, because we are.
Adam and Eve were alone on the Earth and they were made mortal and could die. Death would have been the end of them, but something happened.
Adam’s seed quickened in Eve’s womb. They now had a purpose. They had their seed, if nothing else.
And Adam and Eve had possession of their identities – they knew where they had come from. They remembered God – they lived in His presence in Eden.
Somewhere along the way, we lost our identities. We are so far removed due to repression and suppression.
If we examine Eve in the Genesis account, we can learn from her life after Eden.
Eve could not change her past. She couldn’t even change her immediate circumstances. In verse 16, Unto the woman [Eve] he [God] said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow…
But she didn’t allow herself to become a victim. She was cast into the wilderness to live out her days in the dark and dreary world. But she found an outlet – her creative cavity, her literal womb. Now, she could change the future. The world didn’t have to be so dark and dreary anymore, because she was able to create Light.
Eve achieved Victory in her life by committing to a Cause – it was not about her, it was about her posterity, her children, all the children of the world, you and I.