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A Family Created | DAY EIGHT


“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper corresponding to him.” The Lord God formed out of the ground every wild animal and every bird of the sky, and brought each to the man to see what he would call it. And whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds of the sky, and to every wild animal; but for the man no helper was found corresponding to him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to come over the man, and he slept. God took one of his ribs and closed the flesh at that place. Then the Lord God made the rib he had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man. And the man said: This one, at last, is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called “woman,” for she was taken from man. This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh. Both the man and his wife were naked, yet felt no shame.”

Genesis 2:18-25 CSB


The creation of the family was one of the most joyous occasions. Even today the moment a “man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh,” is a moment of celebration in every culture throughout the world. There is such joy in families. The most remarkable thing is that this is the image God chose to show what the relationship between Jesus and his Church (that’s us) is to be. A marriage, a family; a mini mirror of the family of God.

Let us give thanks for the joy of the family. Ask God to help us treasure and understand the relationship first established by God, where husband and wife are together as one flesh for the glory of God.