The first woman on earth was named Eve. Her husband, Adam, gave her that name because she would be the mother of everyone who ever lived. God did not want Adam to be alone. God wanted Adam to have a companion and helper in life.

Genesis 2:21-22 tells us that God created Eve from one of Adam’s ribs. “So the Lord God caused the man to sleep very deeply. While he was asleep, God took one of the ribs from the man’s body. Then he closed the man’s skin where the rib had been. The Lord God used the rib from the man to make a woman. Then he brought the woman to the man.”

Adam and Eve were the first husband and wife. They lived in the special garden that God prepared for them. Their home must have been very beautiful! God provided food for them, and they had everything they wanted. Adam and Eve were also the first people to sin and disobey God. But even though they rebelled against God, He still took care of them. God even offered them a way to have their sins forgiven.

God’s plan for forgiveness is for you, too! He offers you forgiveness, salvation and eternal life through His Son, Jesus.