In recent days I have thought much about friendship and how important we are to each other, and how such relationships are part of God’s divine plan. A few weeks ago, this concept was amplified to me as I read a significant portion of scripture.
Jump with me to Genesis—to the account of the beginning of this earth. God had created the world and all its inhabitants, then finally, God created Adam. Now, think about this. Adam was the lone human, and his only contact beside the animals was God. God walked with Adam and talked with him, pointed out the garden of Eden and told him to take good care of it. At one time, God introduced Adam to the animals and told him to name them—whatever you want to call them, Adam, that will become their names.
What a relationship that must have been—that of God and Adam as they walked together and communed with each other—yet, God knew that Adam needed a human being as a partner, as a friend, as a wife, so God created Eve. I’ve heard this scripture since I was a child, but never fully realized its significance until I thought fully about Adam’s relationship with God, before there was another human on the earth.
The gist of this post today is that as wonderful even as God is, He is not enough. He’s just not. We need people; friends and family, and God is the one who declared such to be so. “It is not good that man should be alone”…and so from a rib, God created another person to fellowship with Adam.
Consider this lesson carefully today. Reach out to another person, touch them, be a friend, receive their strokes and good feelings toward you, for it is the definite and wonderful plan of God.
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