“This one at last is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh." Genesis 2:23
After saying that everything was good in the first chapter of Genesis, God says it is NOT good for the man He created, to be alone. "I will make a helper suitable for him" (Gen. 2:18,20) A study of the Hebrew words for suitable helper yields the meaning "an equal and perfect counterpart". Eve is by no means inferior in standing to Adam.
There is a joke that God told Adam He would provide a partner for him, perfect in every way. Adam then asked what would it take for him to have this perfect partner. God answered, "An arm and a leg." "OK", Adam asked next, "What can I get for a rib?" And the rest is history!!!
Most of the time, relationships are far from perfect because we are not perfect. And marriage between an imperfect man and an imperfect woman is one of the most "efficient" ways God uses to "perfect" us. Couples are like sandpaper to each other. Sounds painful, but if we are committed to God and to each other, if we do not give up, and forgive time and again, we will eventually get our rough edges smooth!
Marriage is a reflection of the covenant of love that God desires with us. He is the “husband” of the Church, His beloved bride. Even if we are unfaithful, and play the harlot forsaking Him, He will never abandon us, never forsake us, never divorce us. If we’ve ever read the Book of Hosea in the Bible, we will see just how absurdly in love God is with us, His people. God wants to have a loving relationship with each one of us, and He will do anything, even to giving His very life, to bring it about.
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