And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Every believer is given a full plate every day. On that plate are many blessings, but there is also a burden or two. As parents tell children, Eat your vegetables; they are good for you, so does each person face the challenge of accepting life's full plate of burdens and blessings in full stride.
The African-American woman is more sensitive to this truth than most others. She has been served a plate with several distasteful items, but it is working out well for her. History has placed the African-American woman in the strange paradox of being a woman and black. Women have a difficult time, and it seems African-American women have a tougher time.
You know you are an African-American woman when: You are up every night until 10pm vacuuming, dusting, wiping, washing, drying, loading, unloading, cooking, driving, flushing, ironing, sweeping, picking up, changing sheets, changing diapers, bathing, helping with Black history reports, paying bills, budgeting, clipping coupons, folding clothes, dragging out of bed every day, brushing, chasing, buckling, feeding them, stopping school buses, rushing to work, waiting in traffic, rushing from work, picking up children, playing catch, cuddling dolls, music lessons, lighting the stove, picking up, putting back, yelling and screaming, cleaning up, never still a single minute in the day... but somehow you manage to gain 10 pounds!
Women seem to have a full plate that always contains a whole lot of bad stuff!
Fortunately, Christ invites the faithful to bring their burdens to him. He knows life often gives us bad stuff, so he becomes our burden bearer and heavy load carrier. He knows, and he cares.
Despite the hardships and "bad stuff" that life may throw at them, African-American women should remember that they don't have to carry these burdens alone. They can turn to Christ for support and to trust that he understands their struggles and cares for them.
Black women can find strength in faith and seeking help when needed, recognizing that Christ is there to provide comfort and assistance in navigating life's challenges, no matter how heavy the load may seem.