God created man from the dust of the ground, then He created woman from the rib of the first man. When God created man, He said, Let Us make man, in Our image. Because God is three parts – Father, Son, Holy Spirit. The first man was created, God knew right away Man was not whole. God graciously provided a help mate. Now mankind had the strong protector, provider and the gentle nourisher, encourager. These two are equal parts of a beautiful marriage of souls. Man had to see his need and reach out to God to find the third part, for a three strand cord is strong and very hard to break.
This picture is one of strong love and well planned craftsmanship.
When some sad soul decided that a woman being under the arm of her husband close to his heart, was a position of subservient, second class slavery – well, it started the fraying of that cord.
Now families are broken and struggling.
God knew and will always know, that anything less than whole will struggle.
Man and woman are truly parts of God’s character, although they are disjointed now – with the Third cord “God” added they are a working model of what God intended to be amazing, forever, blessing.
In this present world, many things encroach upon this little unit. Lust of the eyes, – which covers just about everything. I want a new one, better one, younger one, bigger one – whether it is people, pizza or Porsche – The eyes are the betrayer, followed by the heart. Be content with what you have – Hebrews 13:5
Strive to have more …Love and Faith – followed by Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Gentleness and self control. Trust God He after all made what was less, ” then whole.”