Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Fw: dust and bone

Genesis starts with God's creation of everything we know...all living and inanimate things and beings.  I was struck with the fact that God spoke the creation of animals into being without giving much detail.  But with men and women He threw in a little more information.  Consider these verses:
Genesis 2:then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
Genesis 2:20 But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.  22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.
These details are interesting in their nature and their distinction.  First God made the earth and then He made man from the substance of the earth.  Then He made woman from man.  I don't know what it all means but here is a thought: Our temporary life that runs from birth until death is housed in a complex body that was made, for men, directly from the elements of the earth.  Clay people.  Man was not complete in this form.  He needed help for the natural life and so God made woman from man's substance.  From dirt to man to woman to completed couple...whom God entrusted to then care for the earth that provided the substance for living.
God is the creator of life and the designer of marriage and the provider of purpose.
What began, continues!

"Death is inevitable.  Life is a choice!"

John 11:25
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live."

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