The book of Genesis speaks first
and when it is translated using Occams razor,
it reveals that Adam’s “rib” is the Hebrew word “Tsela”,
and everywhere else where Tsela appears in scripture,
it translates as SIDE. If Tsela translates as SIDE,
then woman is the other SIDE of Adam, and not just a rib.
Why was it translated rib?
Masculine bend on such a crucial word choice?
But laying that aside as a subject for another day,
the scripture reports that Elohim created Adam,
male and female, (Gen 5:2) and then He split them.
What happened at that point of cleaving? What changed?
Well for starters it allowed for Adam to Know his wife,
and in knowing her, he knows himself before the cleaving.
He knows himself as God’s original design…
Knowing her means love making, the ultimate pleasure and
that which seeds the next generation of humankind.
You may know that:
sexual reproduction allows for variety in the species,
whereas asexual reproduction only produces clones.
And it feels so good…
So then through the cleaving God ensures that different gene pools
mix to create more variety, which fosters DNA backup,
for repair and survival. Fascinating!
I met my other side when she was 17 and I was two years her elder.
I kid with her and our children, that on that blessed day, water met fire, and decided to make a go at it.
Everyone and I mean EVERYONE, thought that we were a bad idea together.
Too volatile, too combustible, great combination for rocket fuel,
but bad mix for marriage.
Combinations like that just don’t last…
Well, some of the last 28 years
have been an epic struggle,
one element trying to dominate the other,
and there have been a handful of times when I really,
REALLY, didn’t like my wife.
And still, I clung to her and continue so.
I cling because I know
that God meant for us to be like Him,
to Know each other,
and from that knowledge,
would come a variety of blessings,
four to be exact!.