Thoughts for the Week

Designed to be a Rib

Ever wonder why God Even from one of Adam’s ribs instead of other body parts? (Gen 2:21-23).

He didn’t make Eve from a piece of Adam’s heel as though she was supposed to be beneath him. He didn’t make her from a piece of Adam’s head as though she was supposed to be charge of him. Also, he didn’t make her from Adam’s hands as though she was supposed to do the work.

But God made her from a rib. This makes more sense when seeing what ribs are designed do. They are made to be close to the man’s heart, they are to protect the life-giving organs, and they’re flexible and can bend in order for the man to breathe.

A broken rib can be one of the most painful bones to break, which also seems to indicate that a man has a broken rib (or wife) he is to take as much care as he can to repair and gently help the rib to heal.

All in all, a woman being like a rib to a man shows that women are needed, should be close to a man’s heart, and know that they are designed to be vital just like every part of the human body that God so purposely crafted.

Copyright 2016 by Molly Farnsley. Use by permission only.
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