Thursday, July 8, 2010
Eve: Second Chances
The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman', for she was taken out of man." Genesis 2:23
No one knows exactly how long ago when Adam and Eve were created by God. Using the genealogical records in the Old Testament, scholars believe that it was likely six to seven thousand years ago. The exact nature of when they lived is not what makes the parable important, but that it did happen. Eve will be forever known as the first sinner, the one to mess up the whole heaven-on-earth thing up. Eve had a really good thing going on, and the only thing that God asked out of the two of them was to not eat from The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
When God confronted Adam and Eve (they were hiding because they realized they were naked), He didn’t go to them angry. He went to them like a good father would when he knows his children messed up. He didn’t go get his lightning bolts charged eager to replace them with Adam and Eve part II.
God loved Adam and Eve but He couldn’t allow them to live in Eden since they disobeyed his only commandment for them. God also discipline Eve by having all women subsequent women to suffer when they go through is in pain during childbirth, and man by making him, and all other men being the ones to work hard days in the field.
Does your eating disorder make you think you won’t get a second chance at leading happy life? Don’t let it. While there are going to be consequences for you actions. Such as a hurt family or health problems you can still make things right with God and be forgiven.
God isn’t the God you may have heard of; the one perched on a cloud, waiting for humans to mess up go, he could let his great wrath upon. God is a just authority, but also a loving and compassionate one. When you get caught up with the syptomotology, ask that God give you a second chance (or a third, fourth… two-thousand thirty-third…), and try to live a healthier, life, physically, and mentally.