This verse is often referred to as the Protevangelium because it is the first whisper of the Gospel mentioned in the Bible. It is a shadowy reference, almost resembling a riddle of sorts, and we don’t know how well people who lived before the cross understood it. But in the light of the New Testament, we can see it refers to Jesus Christ, born of a virgin (thus, the seed of the woman) crushing Satan’s head with his foot, but in the process being wounded (dying on the cross).
And we pray:
Show us that Your Word, Lord, is truly “The Christ Book.” Open our eyes to see Jesus in the Old Testament the way that You opened the eyes of those on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24). But let us seek a better understanding of Your Word not for the sake of entertainment or mere accumulation of knowledge, but that we may Love You and serve You more. Amen.