Oh To Be Wise Meditations
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 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 then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 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.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. Gen 2:18-25
Let me give you some reflection from these verses. Eve was made from man in the perfection of Eden. Its amazing to me the similarities of Eden and women. God called man to care for the garden and to take dominion over the earth. He could not do this only though, so God put a void in his heart that only a woman could fill. Adam, I am sure was mesmerized by Eve and her beauty, the same way the Garden of Eden took his breath away. Isn't it funny that most women love gardens and share in its beauty. I've seen many women put flowers in there ears and enjoy roses in their homes. Women are like gardens, and man was suppose to care and provide for her like Adam and Eve were to do for the Garden of Eden. The problem is sin has shamed us, even in a marriage it is difficult for man and women to be naked before each other. Let alone be real and heart to heart. We hide from each other in our marriages instead of clothing ourselves with the robes of Christ provided for us by his death on the Cross. We don't have to hide from God or each other anymore. It is a challenge for sinful humanity, but all things are possible for those in Christ Jesus. Man must cultivate his wife the way he was to cultivate Eden. Woman must honor her husband the way she was captivated and cared for Eden. This love that comes from the tree of knowledge which is Christ Himself will bear spiritual fruit in us that will last a lifetime, a marriage, even eternity.