"But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man. 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.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame (Genesis 2:20-25)."
The following thought has plagued my mind since between 2 and 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Many say, feel and believe that women are the weaker or even the lesser vessel. Yes, there are specific things meant for men and specific things meant for women, but if you open your mind to the reality of what God created in woman, you'd see no weakness there. Had God intended for man and woman to not need one another, He would have snatched Eve out of the dirt as He did Adam. Instead, He pulled her from Adam's core. The gap that is left, can only be filled and protected by her.
Imagine a house made of solid stone, except for one solitary window of glass. When enemies come to attack this place, do you think they will stand around throwing rocks upon the stone walls? Or will they funnel their aim to the lone window, where the citadel is weakest? When built right, there is a stone slab that slides down over the window, in such times. This is how God intended for man and woman to get along. Without each other, we both are weak and susceptible to worldly attacks. "Divide and conquer" has been a tactic used in warfare since before the beginning of warfare as we know it. Had God NOT intended for man and woman to be one, act as one, and depend on one another, He'd have made us asexual (in the biological sense).
Considering all that I've said thus far, Man alone is weak. Woman alone, is weak. Together in the God's sense of our togetherness, we are strong. What if Eve never ventured off on her own? What if Adam stayed within safe distance with the mindset of protecting her at all times? Would she have been coaxed into doing what she did? Who knows, but hypotheticals are irrelevant. Together, we have better chances of survival and staying on good and solid ground. Apart, we live dangerously.
In many of my posts, i speak about relationships, men and women. In this case, I speak of GOOD men and GOOD women. I won't lie or sugar coat. There are poor examples of both in the world. No GOOD man would ever say that the woman, a woman, his woman is a weak vessel. For a GOOD man considers his mother, his grandmothers, aunts, and sisters before applying such a label of ill logic. Now, those of you who do consider women to be weak, say that about your mother, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters. I can't. I won't. It would be a flat out lie.
Man and woman were meant for each other. In our current society, we are led to believe we don't have to have one another, but we all want babies and families. Let that get at your roots. My Woman is the steel plate, resting over the one hole in my armor. My Baby is a vessel of steel. No Good Man would ever say otherwise, of his Good Woman!!
Those who have ears will hear, and those who don't, won't.......
Bryan Hollomon Williams