Thursday, June 30, 2005

Explorations into Love, Marriage & God - Part 2


**Ok, so I've been working on this series for months now, and sadly my own marriage isn't working out, but I feel like what I have to say is still valid. And perhaps even more so now b/c I've seen something that could be beautiful utterly fail.**

Why do people get married? Why would you want to swear to spend the rest of your life with another person?

“Because we need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet, I mean what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things, all of it, all the time, everyday. You’re saying, ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed, because I will be your witness.’”

This raises an interesting concern, at some point in every person’s life they feel tiny, unnoticed, insignificant (at least in every person I’ve met anyway). We spend our time wandering around feeling alone. It can be a rather depressing situation if you don’t know God. Which is why God is so fantastic. When we chose to sin, we broke our relationship with God, we used to talk to God, to walk with Him, and then we got cut off. But He gave us a way to fix that, Jesus Christ can reconnect us, but to also help with the loneliness God gave man a companion.

Out of Adam’s side He created Eve. What is the significance of woman coming from man’s side? Where is the rib cage? It is under the arm, along the side of the body. Why did God in His ultimate wisdom create woman from that part of the body? Why not from the foot, or the head, or even from the dust as He had created man?

Eve was to be Adam’s partner, his help mate. She was there to support him. She was created out of his side so that he might lean on her when needed, and so that she could lean on him. Together they would walk arm in arm. Why not out of dust? Because together, they are whole. Even with all that God blessed him with Adam still was missing something, he still was not whole. Creating her from him shows us that without our partner we are always missing a part of us.


The King James Bible
The New King James Bible
The American Heritage Dictionary
Veggie Tales: Love Your Neighbor

Shall we Dance?
Playing by Heart

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