Made for each other
‘The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”’ (Gen 2:18 NIV)
This is the last part of the extract from ‘Eve’ that I’d like to share, which describes how it might have looked when God created woman:
Creation held its collective breath. Adonai opened up his son, and the she was taken out of the he, one separating into two. No longer would either ever be the all, and yet Adonai promised that by Love’s knowing, the two could one day choose to celebrate as one. The wide expanse of God’s one nature was now expressed in two, the female and the male, both by nature designed to live face-to-face with Father, Son and Spirit.
God closed Adam’s flesh. Then He stooped and kissed the man, waking him from sleep’s depths. Adam rose and touched his side, which was already healing. Then Eternal man held out the girl clothed in love, light and wonder. When Adam took her in his arms, he threw back his head and laughed in jubilation.
This of course is an interpretation of scripture, simply to help give an image in our mind’s eye of what may have taken place in some of those very first moments on earth. I can’t escape how much care and thought went in to the process of making every single part of the world we see, and those we see around us;
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.
(Psalm 139: 13-16 MSG)
The scripture in Genesis tells us that God felt that Adam was in need of a helper. I learned something a few months ago, that the Hebrew word that is used in Genesis here, is the same as the word used here in Psalm 33:20: ‘We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our HELP and our shield’ This kind of helper is not optional, it is essential.
This shows just how important collaboration is, it is God given. Without each other, our effectiveness in both the individual and therefore collective purpose that God intended for us, suffers dramatically.
Let’s work, build, grow and laugh together!