When the Lord created humankind, He placed unique graces in man and separate but equally unique graces in woman. He told Adam to name the species of life on earth “and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name” (Gen. 2:19). This “naming” was much more than calling the dog “Spot.” Adam was created with an organizational, administrative capacity that enabled him to identify and define the world around him. By naming the living things, Adam not only brought them into his consciousness, but he introduced order and structure to the human experience. Adam did not create the world, of course, but by defining the things God brought to him, he helped establish reality.
Within the genetics of this original man, there also existed the powerful, but dormant, qualities of the woman. While Adam slept the Spirit took from the man a rib. Fashioning it into a woman, the Lord created for Adam a companion. Not only was she suitable for him, but she powerfully expanded man’s creative capacities. Indeed, the woman brought many new graces into Adam’s world that did not formerly exist—the foremost of which was the power to conceive and give birth.
It is important to remember: God created male and female in His image, according to His likeness (Gen 1:26). Of course, in certain ways, both Adam and Eve as individuals possessed reflections of the divine nature. They each could think, speak, dream and create. However, it was in the union of Adam and Eve, in their mutual respect of one another’s strengths and graces, that mankind would possess a more perfect expression of the fuller nature of God.
As Adam beheld this first female, he said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man” (Gen 2:23). The term woman was a delineation used by Adam, identifying her as a unique variation in the species of man. My wife says, “Think of her as the upgrade.” In some ways, she is right, for the nature of the woman was twice refined. Adam was created of earth; the woman emerged not from the earth but from the man. She is both more complex and emotionally sophisticated.
Soon Adam began to understand the greatest power of his counterpart: her ability to conceive and bring life into the world. Recognizing this quality, Adam named her Eve, which meant “life.” Eve would play an integral part in the unfolding of life’s new beginnings. “She was the mother of all the living” (Gen. 3:20).
Hi readers, today I would like to utilize this post as a tribute to Johor GH. Hope you guys will read it.
Before I start, would like to give an intro about my son Vishwamitra. He was born as 7-month premature baby. His birth weight was 1.3kg. He was placed in the incubator. I was a happy father since he is my 1st child.The next day,I brought my family and friends for a dinner just to give them a treat. While coming back from the dinner,I got a call from Hospital. A doctor named Dr.Razali called,saying there is something weird about my son’s tummy. Its bloated badly and they need to drill a hole to see whats the problem. I was shocked as everything was stable and suddenly its a shocking news. So I and my best friend Kamal (@nicedevil79) rushed to the hospital and he was already transferred to NICU(Neonatal ICU). He…
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….. and it was on 28/02/2008 – after days of waiting for the surgery to take place.
‘her blood pressure is okie today’….says the nurse on duty that very morning. She has been fasting for the past few days…but doctor’s was unable to perform the surgery due to instability of blood pressure.
I saw her eyes were too tired and she was very weak to say anything. As the nurse was preparing her for her next journey of life …she was bothered with mixed feelings of scared/up set and too confused to argue.
She was a fragile- homely- caring and loving energetic old lady.
And the time came for her to be brought to the operation room. The room was very cold and she did not want me to leave her all alone. ‘aunty..nothing to be afraid..this is only a small surgery’…the nurse’s loving and calming words seems to work and I can see the poor confused old lady feeling a bit comfortable. The door was closed.
It was almost 7 hours and I waited patiently at the waiting room –filling the air with my prayers and tears in my eyes.
She was sleeping like a child covered with hospital blanket. I sat by her side and prayed. She woke up with a stare in her face like a lost baby and for the very first time I heard her say ‘PAIN’. Tears dwelled in my eyes. I could not hug her because there were wire’s and tubes around her with 2 container hanging by her side. She closed her eyes again and went off to sleep till the next morning.
I, was attending to her needs and could not see the pain she was going through for the next few days. After 1 month in Putrajaya Hospital, she was finally discharged and I could see her face full of warm happiness.
Now after, 4 years and full recovered from her mastectomy surgery, I am proud to say that my MUM is a very brave old lady who loves everyone and is a BREAST CANCER SURVIOUR.
Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly. Luv u MA!.
By: Meg Saravanan. – 1o/05/2012