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You Complete Me

Genesis 1:27; 2:18, 21-22
27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
18 And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.

As I begin this new year I've been thinking about my relationship with my wife. Most of my "resolutions" for the year have to do with being a more attentive and disciplined husband - keeping my stuff picked up and put away, not procrastinating on my "honey do's," generally being more helpful around the house. These are the little things that should relieve pressure off of her. So today as I read the creation story the creation of man caught my attention.

Genesis 1:1-2:7 is the chronological description of the the seven days. From 2:8 on is another kind of description of the story. It is the relational description between God and mankind. In the chronological story, God placed in man both the female and male. To be made in His image required both the characteristics of each gender. Just as God is fully expressed in the trinity, His image as reflected in the creation of mankind is realized in both male and female.

God understood that "completeness" alone was not sufficient. There is a relational dynamic that must be realized. That's why God understood the need for a "comparable" being to man; a partner, a helper, a mate. Still the completeness of man(kind) is realized as man and woman are joined together in oneness.

This is not to say that single people are anything less than whole. Still, I understand in my life what one-ness has produced. There's a quote from a movie where a man is explaining his need for his wife when he said to her, "you complete me." That is why I want to become the best husband I can because of what it will affirm in my wife and in my own life of being made in His image.

Lord, I desire to be a man who treasures above everything else the priviledge of being made in Your image and the pleasure of being complete-ed.

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