I love reading the creation story. To me, it tells of God’s original intent for humankind. This morning I’m struck by this thought. Man was formed from dust. The animals formed from dust. But woman was fashioned. We were taking from man and made for a specific purpose – to be a mate for man. Now, Women Libbers, before you get your panties in a pinch, hear me out.
Woman was made to be a complete partner with man. Nowhere before the fall of man, does God even hint that Eve was inferior to Adam. In fact the word God uses to describe woman – “help meet” is the same word used to describe God.
My point, woman and men were made to complement each other, their strengths working in harmony to fulfill the original great commission – be fruitful, multiply, subdue the darkness, reign on earth. Man and woman united together becoming one.
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and 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, Because she was taken out of Man.” For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. (Genesis 2:18, 22-25 NASB)