Words from the Heart for Wednesday April 4th, 2018
“At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’” This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
Genesis 2:23-24 (NLT)
The Two are United
There is great joy and celebration at this first union of the man and woman the Lord created. God’s plan for marriage is expressed throughout the scriptures. Families are important to God. Do you know a family who needs to know His love and power today?
The Province of Canada, or the United Province of Canada, or the United Canadas was a British colony in North America from 1841 to 1867, uniting the Colonies of Upper Canada and Lower Canada. Unification was driven by two factors. Firstly, Upper Canada was near bankruptcy because it lacked stable tax revenues, and needed the resources of the more populous Lower Canada. Secondly, unification was an attempt to equalize the French and English vote, despite the larger population of Lower Canada.
We are not meant to live our lives in isolation. Even the most shy of people, or the most self-sufficient need others in their lives. Don’t forget that the Lone Ranger had Tonto. When God created Adam He knew that He wasn’t finished creating. Adam was not meant to be alone and God understood that. So He created, from one of Adam’s ribs, a partner for him – the woman Eve. How did Adam respond? Genesis 2:23-24 says this: “’At last!’ the man exclaimed. ‘This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’ This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” Adam was thrilled with the woman that God had provided. Even though Adam had an intimate relationship with his Creator, to have another human being with which to share his life was the greatest of all gifts, and it became the foundation of marriage. Adam spoke prophetically here – there were no human parents yet, but Adam knew that throughout history a man would leave father and mother and be joined to his wife.
These have been words from the heart.