"She was adorned with all of heaven and earth that they could bestow upon her to make her amiable." Grace was in her steps. Heaven was in her eye, and every gesture possessed dignity, poise and love. Perfection was stamped on her. The sons of God shouted for joy, the morning stars sang together, and Eden was Transformed. Now Adam has what he needed. –Milton
I talk with many young girls and women these days who are struggling to find their purpose and identity with who they are and how they are supposed to feel and act. Sadly, the times that we are living in are providing women with more options that are tied with strings of confusion, guilt and depression than ever before. Instead of helping the ones who are struggling, the world is telling all women young and old that they can be and do whatever they feel like and that no one can tell them that they can’t. Instead of helping the few that struggle, the world is telling all women that it is not only ok, but it is good to explore other options and while those who support this idea are happy about it, many women are exploring those ideas and living to regret them, only to find out that who they are, is really who they were created to be already.
God made man in His image and called him Adam. The world and all that was in it, God had made for man. God had made the entire universe for one person and that was Adam. He had everything he would need; though it seemed. But in this idealists bliss something was missing! God saw that in all His creation, there was found no suitable helpmate for Adam.
While God gave the earth to Adam to tend, Adam also had need of a helper, a mate, a companion, someone to share with him the beauty that his eyes embraced at every sunrise and sunset. Adam needed someone to whom he could say, "Look at those blinking lights, I call them stars! He longed for communion with a kindred soul, one whose wants and joys were like his own. The new virgin world was beautiful in almost every way, yet his soul longed for something else. In Gen 2:21-24, God met Adam’s first desire. He put Adam to sleep and from his side God produced the first woman.
The Bible tells us that God put Adam to sleep and took bone from his side to make the first woman and brought her to Adam. When Adam awoke, the winds were a thousand times more refreshing now that she was there. The flowers were a thousand times more fragrant. The trees were more beautiful and it’s fruits even more delicious. The sun seemed brighter and the moon more lovely. Even the animals felt the difference because she was there. She was created because all of the perfection that the Garden of Eden had to offer, did not give to Adam what he needed.
Nothing is happy, until it fulfills its purpose for existence. God has made everything with its own purpose. He makes nothing by accident. He was still working on His plan for Adam. Now that Eve was on the scene, Adam would have someone to cheer for him as he gave names to all of God’s creation. He finally had someone to say, “yes, Adam you are so right about those blinking lights, and yes sweetheart, I did know that you named them”. Together they would work, love and walk with real purpose with God, their creator.
You see God has a plan for your life and mine. We were created for a purpose. We were created for His companionship and companionship with each other. Often times people will talk about their rights, when they should be talking about their purpose. We have only one right in this life and that is to find God's will and purpose for our life, then sit securely and work actively right in the center of God's purpose and place for us. Not all men and women seek to be married and often times, that may very well be God’s purpose for them as well. But be assured that God wants to show you His purpose, and when He does, embrace it to the fullest!