She Will Come…

It’s been a year and a half since I broke up with the girl I thought I would spend the rest of my life with, and up until a few months ago, the desire to meet my wife was dormant or if you would, overshadowed by the enjoyment of living the single life – something that I’m making sure to appreciate while I still got. But no matter how much I’m cherishing every moment of living alone, having my own space, my own stuff, my own kingdom if you may, the feeling that something is missing always manages to creep in and strike a chord deep down. I guess it’s normal, every kingdom no matter how humble needs a Queen. But why is that? Where does this intrinsic desire in every man come from?
To get my answer, I had to trace it back to the very first man… Adam.

A little more than three months ago, this sentence kept playing in my head for a couple of weeks: “But for Adam Antoine, there was not found a helper fit for him”. As you can see I’ve replaced the name Adam with my name as this is how it was playing in my head over and over again. The original verse can be found in Genesis 2 and this is what it says in broader context:

    “Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,
    “This at last is bone of my bones
        and flesh of my flesh;
    she shall be called Woman,
        because she was taken out of Man.”
    Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:18-24 ESV) (Underline added)

As I was meditating on this verse one day, I decided to go back to the paragraph quoted above and give it a new read in hope of grasping something new. Something happened that day – not only did letters jump right off the page but it was like I was actually understanding what it meant for the very first time. Allow me to take you on a step-by-step walk through the revelation I had on that day.

The paragraph starts off by saying: “Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.’ Okay, so far so good. This is where it talks about how God created Eve for Adam because he was alone. Then it goes on to say: “Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the LORD God caused….”. Ok let me pause a bit here. Even though I had read this paragraph over and over again for years now and was very well acquainted with the actions narrated – the naming of the animals and the creation of Eve – it had never occurred to me that the part about the animals was grafted inside the text talking about the creation of Eve. Now my immediate reaction to this startling discovery was that either God had a serious problem with consistency or he actually did it on purpose. I mean the text would’ve made perfect sense without it: “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him…. So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.” – It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Why did God have to insert the part about bringing all the animals to Adam? It just seemed so absurd!

But out of experience I had learned that when something like that happened in the bible, it wasn’t some literary faux-pas but was actually done on purpose. So with one possibility ruled out, I was faced with the only other option, that God had a reason behind it. Could it be that God wanted Adam to select a helper for him from among the animals? This seemed like the only plausible explanation. I reflected more on the matter and focused my attention on the naming part. Adam was to name all the animals and whatever name he chose for an animal, that was its name. In other terms, Adam was to give identity and purpose to every living creature. God had subdued everything under Adam and had given him the honor and privilege of partnering with him in giving purpose for every creature. This became a common notion in Old Testament times when God named people – “Adam” meant man, which was purposed to be in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26). “Abram”, which meant exalted father, was called “Abraham” by God because he would become the father of a multitude of nations (Genesis 17:5). “Jesus” was given his name because he would save his people from their sins (Matthew 1:21). “Simon” was given the name “Peter” because he was to become a rock in the church of God (Matthew 16:18).

So it was somehow apparent that God bestowed on Adam the authority and mandate to give purpose to all living creatures before the creation of Eve. But among all the living creatures, none met the purpose of being a helper fit for Adam. This is why God goes on right after this to say: “But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him”. Thus he caused him to fall into a deep sleep and took one of his ribs and fashioned it into a woman. After creating her, he brought her to Adam to name her, to give her an identity and a purpose! And this is when Adam finally said: “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Adam had at last found a helper fit for him. God goes on to say: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh(Bold added). Hence the desire in every man to find the helper fit for him and become one flesh with her again. Woman is taken out of man and until he finds her, it’ll always feel that there’s something missing.

In the meantime, I like to believe that my missing rib is somewhere out there being fashioned by God into a helper fit for me. (I just hope she makes it before I get married… HA!)

She will come 
My very first meme! I feel so proud 😛
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Author: Valiant Sheep

I live my life for the one who gave it to me. Musician from the age of 5, I write music with a message of hope and purpose in order to help people get in touch with their life giver. I also compose music for film, a lot of which you can check out on this website.

11 thoughts on “She Will Come…”

  1. LOOOOL! Fam I’ve said this for years!!! It’s so good to have someone put words and bring out what I’ve been studying myself and what my mother taught me. And also, if I may add, Adam was in a place of REST when EVE came. Being in that place of rest allows the Lord to do the work necessary to bring about the fullness of his purposes in one’s life. Be blessed and thank you for being so open and candid… you’ve certainly given me food for thought today!! Elected lady. peace xx

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  2. Out of all that has ever been written,the passage on Ish (man) and Isha (wo-man) is what explains best why we feel incomplete without our wife.valiant-sheep, I pray blessing over you and a prophecy. You will find your Isha, a woman after God’s own heart. She will be FAR MORE than you have ever dreamed.Just be patient, and wait on the Lord to prepare her, and prepare you even more, for a wonderful marriage, a anointed ministry, and Spirit filled family.

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  3. After reading this blog post, I feel closer to God. I feel his love, plan, and tenderness for me. Thank you for sharing; you should know God is speaking to many people across the world through your revelations and blog entries.Keep up the good work and may God pour more and more of His blessings over you.P.S. great meme 😉

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