Another Seed

Patricia Howitt

Kaeo, New Zealand

  • Available
    Products
    56
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 7

Apparel

Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

“God has appointed another seed for me …” (Genesis 4:25)

When Eve’s elder son Cain slew his brother Abel, it must have been the cruellest blow possible for a mother to bear. In one moment, Eve lost both of her sons, and was probably left not only with grief but also with the eternal question, “What did I do wrong?”

Yet when her third son, Seth, was born, Eve was able to view the event as restoration from God for her former losses. Like Mary, it seems she said, “Thy will be done.” Instead of hanging on to her grief, she thanked God for His beneficence.

Life is hard, and there are many, many disappointments along the way. It’s easy to hold onto the hurt and bitterness, the unending sense of loss – to stay in the valley of the shadow, our eyes fixed on that white monument. But we have to remember that our supply is from the limitless Heavenly Father, with whom all things are possible. He gives, and sometimes He takes away.

It is not our place to question that, although one day we may understand. But we can have confidence that in the fullness of time, there will indeed be restoration.

Artwork Comments

  • JRGarland
  • trisha22
  • LindaPerryMcC
  • Bunny Clarke
  • Marie Sharp
  • wildpatchouli
  • Matty B. Duran
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.