Where would we be without our mothers? Well…to put it rather bluntly, we wouldn’t! As I look in my mind’s eye at God’s first created man I can envision one who struggled to make quite a few decisions. After all, didn’t he have to name all the critters? And, then there’s Eve, the mother of all living. Eve had her work cut out for her. Have you ever wondered why God created Eve? You may answer: Well, for procreation, of course! But, what if God created man asexual? What if God created man in such a way that Eve wasn’t needed for the reproductive process? The truth is: God could have created man any way he chose, but thought it best to give Adam a mate because he was alone. That’s not the only reason God created Eve. Allow me to share with you the top ten reasons God created Eve.
TOP TEN REASONS GOD CREATED EVE (written by Eve of course)
10. God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because men hate to ask for directions.
9. God knew that Adam would one day need someone to hand him the TV remote.
(Men don't want to see what's ON television; they want to see WHAT ELSE is on!)
8. God knew that Adam would never buy a new fig leaf when his seat wore out and would therefore need Eve to get one for him.
7. God knew that Adam would never make a doctor's appointment for himself.
6. God knew that Adam would never remember which day was garbage day.
5. God knew that if the world was to be populated, men would never be able to handle childbearing.
4. As "Keeper of the Garden," Adam would never remember where he put his tools.
3. The scripture account of creation indicates Adam needed someone to blame his troubles on when God caught him hiding in the garden.
2. As the Bible says, "It is not good for man to be alone!"
1. When God finished the creation of Adam, He stepped back, scratched His head and said, "I can do better than that."
It's interesting that the only time that God said, "It is not good" during His creation was when man was alone? I thank God for his wisdom in creating such a perfect complement to man. And, aren’t we blessed to have such Godly women help us raise our children?
Have a blessed ‘Mother’s Day’ and remember the One who gave it to you!
The most critical element between people is their ability to communicate one with another. The word communication is derived from the Latin word “communis”, which means to have in common. Commonalty is essential to every form of love. Studies consistently reveal that the primary cause of marital problems and divorces is a lack of communication. Communication is the process of sharing thoughts and feelings, through both verbal as well as non-verbal means, with another person so that he or she understands what you are attempting to express. A common misconception stems from not recognizing that effective communication does not happen by accident! It is a skill which requires the discipline of development! There are three essential components of the communication process: talking, listening, and caring. Because we all struggle with varying degrees of ‘self-advancement’, we have a tendency to develop selective hearing. Failing to listen has led to actions which fail to honor the One who created us with twice as many ears as he did mouths! So many misunderstandings could be avoided by simply taking corrective steps to listen attentively to what others are attempting to say to us. This simple practice not only benefits our relations with those in the workplace, but enhances the relationship we share with our spouses, our children, our relatives and, most importantly, our God!
Have a blessed day and remember the One who gave it to you!
Kevin Lough is the minister at the Whitehall Church of Christ in Fairmont WV.