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Saturday, April 16, 2016

DJD416 - Dawn of Eve

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Scripture: 

Genesis 2:18

Starting Question:

Have you ever made something special for someone? What was it? How did you give it to them? How did they respond?

Dawn of Eve

“Will you and I always be together in this beautiful garden?” Adam asked.

“The garden is your home, Adam.” Jesus answered, “But, I will come and visit.”

“I will be lonely,” Adam looked at the ground, thinking aloud. “I need someone like me. I cannot laugh, plan, love or fully enjoy nature’s beauty by myself.”

“It is not good for man to be alone,” Jesus said.

Adam’s head snapped up and he looked into Jesus’ eyes, “You were already aware of this?”

“Yes,” Jesus smiled. “I was just waiting for you to ask! Follow me.” The Creator led Adam back to the patch of clay where the day had begun. He gestured at the remaining clay, “My shadow is only half finished. Lay down.”

Adam returned to the clay he had risen from at daybreak. Lying down, he closed his eyes and was soon asleep. Jesus knelt between Adam and the remainder of the lanky clay man. He quickly gathered the clay into a pile.

Jesus reached over and pulled away a chunk of Adam’s side. He pushed the chunk of Adam into the pile of clay. It turned into clay and become one with the pile. He spoke to the sleeping Adam, “The woman is both my shadow and your desire. You are part of each other, forever.”

The Creator closed the wound on Adam’s side with a rubbing motion and then turned to forming a new body—a woman—smaller than Adam. After some time, Jesus sat back on his heals. He had finished. He reached over and shook Adam. Adam’s eyes fluttered open and he sat up. He looked over at the clay form next to him. He turned his head sideways, not understanding.

“She’s not alive,” Adam said. “Can you give her life?”

Jesus nodded and leaned over the clay woman’s face. He took a deep breath and spoke life into her. The woman’s eyes fluttered open and looked into God’s. She smiled. Jesus put a hand under her back and lifted her into a sitting position.

Adam was speechless. He had never seen anything so beautiful! 

** Continued in Eden's Wedding tomorrow **

Reflection Question:

What is the most beautiful thing you've ever seen? Why?

Prayer time:

Before you pray together, ask: What would you like to say to Jesus today?