Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Moses 3:21 -- On Community and Family

"And I, the Lord God, caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and he slept, and I took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh in the stead thereof;"
Moses 3:21

Why didn't God just make a separate person?  Why would he use part of Adam?  I mean, this is God we're talking about, right?  He absolutely didn't *have* to do it that way.

I think God wants us to remember that we are part of each other.  That all of us are part of each other... not just husband and wife or men and women, but all people.  He wanted us to start out by remembering that; not thinking that Adam and Eve were different teams, or that one was better, but that their similarities were more important than their differences, and that as humans and children of God, we are all family.

Today, let's think about ourselves as part of a whole rather than just separate entities.  It doesn't take away from our individualism.  It just adds community.  Let's find out not just who we can become as individuals, but who all of us can become as a group, working together for the good of all.  A good starter lesson from God. :)

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