“Eve is created because things were not right without her.
Something was not good.”
~~ Staci Eldredge, Captivating
“So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs[ and closed up the opening. The Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. “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.’” ~~ Genesis 2:21-23
Eve enters the story of creation as the last object to be created. God, in His Sovereignty, in His perfect being, in His quest to create fellowship with Himself, had created man — Adam. But there was still a void — something missing. Someone missing. And so God fashioned “WOMAN”, named Eve.
I believe Eve holds the key to understanding what God intended originally for us as women. Taking a look back at Eve’s role in creation, how she was the feminine image-bearer of God, will give us some much-needed insight into our roles as women today. At our very core as women, we are relational and God created us to be that way. We can learn much from Eve and what happened long, long ago in that beautiful and perfect paradise on earth. What went so wrong? And how does what happened in the garden in the beginning, still affect our relationships today? Eve had been given all she needed to live in contentment, happiness, fulfillment, and joy. Yet … she was convinced that it wasn’t enough.
“Eve is essential. She has an irreplaceable role to play. And so you’ll see that women are endowed with fierce devotion, an ability to suffer great hardships, and a vision to make the world a better place. She has a beauty to unveil.” Staci Eldredge.
Let’s begin to lift the veil … and begin to rediscover the Godly beauty, the original blueprint of woman we still possess:)