Saturday, February 03, 2007

It is not good for man to be alone...

I was pondering as I do over some things... and as I was reading the Genesis account of the creation of man and woman, I realized there is something wonderfully awesome that happened.

In the creation of woman, we have the story of redemption!

After the seventh day of creation, after God had rested, we then go into the next day, no it does not say this is day eight, and I admit it a bit of a stretch, yet as it flows it seems to be the next day or the eighth day and God brings all the animals before Adam to name. Of course as I pointed out before there is another plan that God has in mind... to show that Adam was alone and needed an other.

So after Adam names the animals he finds there is not suitable mate for himself... and God then does a wondrous thing. Genesis 2 21 -25 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called `woman, ' for she was taken out of man." For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. (NIV)

The thing to note is God causes man to fall into a deep sleep... a anti type of death, and takes from Adam a rib... and fashions a New Creation and it is woman.

This is the picture of the love story of God, that God takes out of fallen man and makes a Bride unto Himself. This is the story of God creating the Other, for His good pleasure, and that is the Church, the Bride of Christ... Women are the symbol of the Bride of Christ... and of redeemed man and the New Creation.


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