2015-02-09 - What Would Eve Say?
Then the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and took one of his ribs, closed up the place from which he had removed it, made the rib into a woman, and brought her to the man. (Genesis 2:21-22)
I have learned, the hard way, not to question the Lord's authority, but my mind has given this some thought: Of all the body parts, why did God pick a rib, from which to create me? I am glad I wasn't formed from the foot or the elbow, but there must have been a reason He bypassed the brain, and any of the five senses.
I think it is fantastic that I came from Adam's side. Adam is my mate. We do everything together, side by side. Could it be that the rib represents togetherness between a woman and a man?
A rib is good choice in which to be derived from; it's sturdy, supportive, and useful - all good qualities.
Surely you have your own theories on the subject. For the moment, I am content with my thoughts, and put my human reasoning to rest.
Regardless of the Lord's decision, Adam was well-pleased and I am grateful. When Adam first saw me, he knew I was just what he'd been seeking. “She is part of my own bone and flesh! Her name is ‘woman’ because she was taken out of a man.” (v23)
Lord, May I not live up to a standard that You didn't create for me. Help me when there are too many demands weighing me down. Thank You for creating me on purpose. Thank You for always thinking of me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the NIV unless otherwise noted.