If You Don’t Believe Me, Ask Eve!

“Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”

Genesis 2:19-23

If this is a Man’s World, Why Did He Make Woman? We’ve all heard the story of Adam and Eve. You know, the first people on earth who ate from the forbidden tree and God punished them forever. Yeah, them. Well, have you ever really considered the details of the story and how dope God portrays the woman? Well let me break it down.

So on days one, two and three, God was really busy. He was making the heavens and the earth and all the animals of the sky, then sea, then land. Well by day 7, as you can imagine, God was tired. So he rested and called that day, Rest Day. In the midst of this resting, God created man out of dust. He formulated the first human being and he was called Adam. God introduced Adam to the world and all that it encompassed. The animals, the waters, the trees and plants. God bestowed all of this to Adam and gave him complete reign and power over everything. At one point, God even brings all of the animals to Adam. He gives him the power to pair each up and give them names. He gave him the authority to decide when they ate, how much and when they rested. Lions, tigers, sharks and wolves, all under ones mans control.

So how does this story highlight the virtue of a woman? Well, after just moments of having this power, Adam felt lonely. He felt empty and like part of him was missing. He spoke to God and told him, “There’s no one here for me. I love all of this God, all the riches and power but I just wish I had someone of my own to talk to.”

Can you picture that? Despite having it all, having no worries or stress. Adam was still unsatisfied. He didn’t know why or what but he felt it. This hole in his heart, craving and yearning for something bigger and better than anything he already had.

At that moment, God gave put Adam to sleep and took his rib to create Woman! God doesn’t give Adam a brother, a friend, a home boy or even a son. He gives him Eve. This virtuous woman whose sole purpose is to restore Adam. Whose purpose is to bring life to his world. To brighten up the earth and make everything better! You see, God knew what was missing in the world. God realized man was not enough!

So ladies, you may be cooking his dinner. You may be at work from 9-5 and then raising his kids when you get home. You may even be unemployed, out of school and living off of the governments money, but don’t be fooled, You Are ENOUGH!

Because at the end of each and every day, it is a Woman who brings life. It is a Woman who teaches morals. And it is a Woman who makes the world go round!

So don’t let anyone make you feel as if you aren’t worthy and remember what I said, you are a virtuous woman.

Don’t believe me, Ask Eve!

Meet the Writer

Shannon Holder is a 27 year old, Afro-Latina who was born and raised in Harlem, NY. she is graduate of Buffalo State college with a focus in marketing and communication. Currently, she is a student of New York Theological Seminary where she is obtaining her Masters degree in Youth Ministry and Divinity. Her goal in life is to engage, educate and understand the youth and adults of her community while helping to facilitate positive change. Check her out on Instagram: @godsgift_fromabove !

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