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Thursday, December 7th, '17

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PRIME RIB

"Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man" (Genesis 2:22 NKJV)

 

After surgery there was a vacant spot below Adam's heart. He had been under anesthesia. The Bible says, "The Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam...and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place". I can't explain the science of Creationism. Was the feminine side cloned from his bone marrow? Ribs are bones that guard heart and lungs, the very soul and breath of a man. That's why, as the wedding ceremony line says, she was not taken from his skull to lord over him or from a bone of his foot so she could be trampled on, but from his side, close to his heart and under his arm where she can be cherished and protected. Eve was prime rib. It took a wound to create her. The bride was the pride of his side. Jesus too was wounded, a lance thrust into His ribcage and from that wound blood and water spilled to make access for the Bride's creation (John 19:34). In every tear-jerker love story, sometime or another, the guy is holding the gaping wound in his side. Love hurts for another. Adam's death for his bride was symbolic, Jesus' was literal, but Paul saw them as one and the same (Ephesians 5:32).

 

Ribs are strong but they are breakable. Eve provides skeletal structure. She is a "help-meet" (KJV), an under-girder. Nothing discomforts like a cracked or broken rib because it makes every drawn breath painful. And there is no cure for a cracked rib; it can only heal with time. Likewise in marriage; fractured trust can't just be set in a cast by the bone doctor and then everything is okay. Healing takes time. So as Eve supports Adam, Adam must also protect Eve. His strong arms shield the vulnerability of the lower ribs. Perfect peace is when heart and rib rest together as one. The rib feels the pounding heartbeat and the heart feels the encircling steadfastness of the rib.

 

Some wise guy quipped that "Adam's rib and Satan's fib made Women's Lib". Well Adam bore as much guilt as did Eve but the sexes were never supposed to be conflictive or fight for separate rights. Remember, Eve came out of Adam. God didn't scoop a separate handful of mud to mold a second entity. From one God made two so that in marriage, of two He can make one again. They "two shall become one flesh". The rib dislocated in that initial divine surgery becomes the rib relocated by a vow and choice to favor, love and cherish her all the days of his life. Without the rib a man's heart (the seat of his emotions and affections) is exposed and the exposure can be deadly. But without the love and protection of Adam, the rib, like a bone on the side of the road, becomes prey to the scavengers. Simply, we were created independent yet at the same time co-dependent. Adam was God's practice draft. The real artwork was in Eve. So soft, so sweet, so pretty, so mirroring, "bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh". She was prime rib, the choicest cut (but then someone added an apple to the menu and that story we will have to save for another day).

 


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