And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. …  And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.  And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. Genesis 2:18-25
May always reminds me of mothers and flowers. Mothers because it is the month where we celebrate mothers, giving them a special day during the month. I think of flowers because everywhere one looks there are colorful flowers growing. This year we had a very mild winter in New England, because of this spring was given a jump start. Buds and shoots were cropping up all over before the normal time.
The next few posts I will look at women/mothers of the Bible and what I learned from them. The first mother most people think about in the Bible is the first woman of the Bible, Eve.
Let’s take a little imaginary journey. Pretend you just woke up. You look around, everything is a spectacular green. A few creatures on four legs come up to you, they feel soft and furry to the touch, and some even make funny sounds. Looking around you see things you cannot explain, exquisite fruit in a magnificent garden. You see the most gorgeous flowers with velvety pinks and yellow petals. Water is rushing through the garden in a little brook. Everything is new, new to you, new to everything around you. You are the first woman.
Picture a world where everything is new, colors, textures, sights, and sounds. Everything is perfect, no flaws, and no imperfections. No smog, no appliances, no cars, no stores, no houses, creation in its flawless condition. This is where Eve’s life began. God created Eve. She was a perfect woman in a perfect world. We cannot even begin to image what her life was like.
Eve had the perfect life, in the perfect place. Eve had absolutely no cares. Even with a perfect life in a perfect place, Eve took her eyes off the Perfect Creator. Oh I am getting ahead of myself. I will look at that in another post.
As you go about your daily routine think about the first woman, think about yourself and contemplate the differences and maybe on some of the similarities. Above all praise God for making you who you are.
Have a blessed day,