Friday, February 4, 2011

Look At It Through God's Eyes

"Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;" Ephesians 5:25

The other night, I was sitting around enjoying the company of some friends when my buddies phone rang. His wife had called him, and from listening to his end of the conversation, he was in big trouble when he got back home! Being a man who was currently being scolded by his wife, he immediately activated the same survival mechanism all married men use when we find ourselves in his shoes; lots of soft voiced apologies, and "I know, I know!" After he said, "Okay, I love you too" a satisfactory number of times, he was allowed to hang up the phone. I didn't ask what the problem was, because the group conversation immediately took an interesting turn.

As he hung up the phone, he made the generic comment, of "women, can't live with them, can't live without them." This statement immediately made me laugh due to the phone call I just heard, but it also sent my brain into overdrive. At this point, I was no longer interested in what was being said in the conversation, as I was recalling all the emphasis God had put on women and their role in life.

You know, God did a lot of things in 6 days (Genesis 1:31). He created the heavens and the earth, the water and the land, the sun and the moon. He even created man and every creature in the water and on land within those 6 days. In fact, He did so much that, on the 7th day He simply rested (Genesis 2:3). However, at some point during the sixth day, Adam began to notice something. Something in Adam's life was 'off'. A void filled the air, and something very important was missing. Adam was overwhelmed. After all, He created the sun and the moon, the stars, the oceans, and land. He even created a mate for every creature (Genesis 1:22). He had given Adam dominion over it all (Genesis 1:26). So what could possibly be missing? God, in His infinite wisdom knew exactly what was missing (Genesis 2:20). Indeed, what was missing was a companion for Adam (Genesis 2:20).

God knew what needed to be done, and he didn't take any time getting going. God went back to work (Genesis 2:22). He realized Adam was aching for a mate of his own (Genesis 2:18), and despite all He had created, something was not right with the world. God was not willing that Adam would suffer or be saddened (Genesis 2:18). So God created woman as a help meet for Adam, and He hasn't created anything else since.

God created the Heavens, the Earth, land, and sea, creatures on the land and in the sea, the Sun and the Stars, but all of that couldn't take the place of one thing: a good woman. So gentlemen, the next time you get frustrated and doubt the worth of something (especially the worth of a good woman) take a look at it again from Gods' eyes. You might realize that nothing else in this world could take its place.

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