And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him” – Genesis 2:18
I was studying a lesson on the first two chapters of Genesis and one of the questions asked was, “What parts of the created world talk to you in a powerful way about the reality of God and God’s love for us?” For me it was when God created a companion for Adam. He saw that despite the animals and other creatures, that Adam was lonely.
Adam must have felt out of place. There wasn’t anyone there who looked remotely like him. He had God to talk to and fellowship with but there must have been times when he was lonely and wished he had another person to talk to. God saw this need and He met it in a most profound way.
The first surgery in the history of the world was performed in the Garden of Eden. God put Adam to sleep and went to work. Out of one of Adam’s ribs, God created a woman. Then, He proudly presented her to Adam.
When Adam saw her, he knew right away that she was his equal. He declared, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh;she will be called Woman, for she was taken out of Man” (verse 23).
Adam and Eve were the first married couple. God wants everyone to have someone special in their lives. We are social creatures. We were meant to have companionship, relationships. We should thank God for blessing us with friends and families.
Always cherish the people in your life. Never take your relationships for granted.