The fellowship of Adam with God was complete. His worship of God was flawless. This was why he had been created. Mankind was the reason God had created this lush, verdant creation called Earth.
God so desired to bring all of mankind from one created being, all people would be of one blood. In Adam was all who were ever be conceived. He was the complete creation formed and brought forth by God. Through him, all others would come forth from his genetic pool.
The next step in the creative plan was to bring another marvelous creature from the tissue of Adam. She would be his help mate taken from the nearness of his heart to walk beside him in all the endeavors of their dominion on the earth.
Adam was put into a deep sleep, and God removed his rib closing his flesh again. He was left to slumber as God fashioned this wonderous human from His rib. From the scion of his rib, God created the one who would bring him even more completeness. She would be called woman. She was taken from his side, and so they would be inseparable in this perfected creation of God.
His sleep was so sound, it took some time for Adam to awake. The completion of his healing was while he slept. Generations following would experience the same, as the body rested, it would heal.
God created Eve some distance away while Adam slept. When Eve took form and then life, she rose to her feet. She was a magnificent creature with structure and form for the creation and nurture of life.
Adam’s features were rugged and strong as if his features had been formed with chisel and mallet. His shoulders were broad and rippled with muscles. His hips were narrow, and his neck was thick. The hands of Adam were stout, and his feet were broad. His face and form could be intimidating as he was the picture of physical strength.
Eve on the other hand looked as if she was designed with perfection and beauty in mind. Her features did not look like they were formed by chisel but by a slow wind that smoothed a stone. Her angles were smooth not sharp like Adam. The neck of Eve was smaller and her feet narrow. Her hips were ample with gentle curves for the life that would come forth from her womb. Adam’s chest was muscular and strong as that of a warrior and Eve had breasts to bring forth the nectar of life.
God brought Eve to Adam. Her nurturing nature blossomed as soon as she saw his sleeping form. God watched her compassion swell within her soul. She was drawn to Adam in his most vulnerable state to bring care and comfort. Her first steps on earth would be multiplied in the generations to come as women would love, nurture, and care.
She knelt beside his slumbering body and gathered him in her arms. Creator God absorbed her love radiating from her heart as she embraced the sleeping man. Though this was the first touch of man and woman, it was as if they had been eternal in their love.
While Adam slept, Eve cradled his head and moved her hands gently across his face. The tenderness of her hands was only duplicated by the radiance of her eyes. It was a glorious moment in the beginning of the beginning.
When he roused from his induced sleep, the woman, and the man locked eyes for the first time, each seeing the one as if they had always known. Their perfect love was immediate with no hesitance. God made them for each other, and they were perfect beings making a perfect union. They were designed for each other.
Their first day together would be a standard of love not matched after the Fall of Man. They were absorbed in their love for one another not in a deflection of their worship of God, but in the culmination of their worship. They were one with each other, and one with God. Their unison fulfilled the purpose of God’s creation in perfect harmony, unadulterated purity, and enraptured joy. Future unions would initiate, and life would be conceived in this unison of love.
God told them to take dominion over the earth as it had been created for them. They were the stewards over all creation. It would be their responsibility to fill the earth with their kind—be fruitful and multiply.
And, so it started, and so it is. The design of God, a man and a woman living out life together and joining in union as the pattern of Life, for Life.
Yours on the Journey,
Harry L. Whitt
Genesis 2:21-24 NKJV
(21) And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
(22) Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
(23) And Adam 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.”
(24) Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.