1 July 2011

Genesis 2:21-24

"So the Lord God caused the man to sleep very deeply, and while he was asleep, God removed one of the man's ribs. Then God closed up the man's skin at the place where he took the rib. The Lord God used the rib from the man to make a woman, and then he brought the woman to the man.
And the man said,
"Now, this is someone whose bones come from my bones, whose body came from my body.
I will call her 'woman', because she was taken out of man."
So a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one body."

This is the first verse, possibly the only verse, which explains why marriage is holy. It is holy because it is two separate people who stem from one place, committing themselves to becoming one whole. A whole which will stand the test of time and not fragment.


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