Friday, July 20, 2007

our relational existence

on my way to sacramento i had with me two books and a crossword puzzle. i have been reading the same book for almost a year now, not because its a tough read, simply just because i always seem to forget about it. its such a shame. my life has been consumed with the same usual, uncomfortable routine: wake up, drive to work, hopefully with someone who can stimulate interesting conversational topics, go home, watch something that was netflixed, sleep and repeat. anyway, i picked up where i left off during my flight up there and began reading a section about adam and eve and about how we are relational creatures. so obviously the story goes like this. god creates the earth, creates animals, creates adam, creates eve. they produce and reproduce and here we are. the rest is history. i never once have stopped to think about the time in between adam and eve. it was adams job to name the animals. imagine that??? spending day after day sitting in the forest watching creature after creature walk by naming it whatever comes off the top of your head. imagine the time that would take. imagine doing the same thing year after year after year after year, just to do the same thing year after year. imagine the sense of lonlieness adam felt. imagine the sense of hopelessness he felt. imagine the sense of disappointment he felt. do you think he would wake up hopeful every morning? do you think that he felt unloved or disconnected. imagine the relationship that he might have had with god. do you think that he questioned whether or not he would be alone forever. if god knows everything about us, each hair and freckle, our hopes and dreams and deep down desires, do you think that he knew that adam was lonely. i mean obviously he saw that he was lonely, but do you think that maybe he felt the loneliness adam felt? if god mourns and is glad and can be emotional the way we are, if we are merely just imperfect copies (which is almost a contradiction) of god, do you think that eve was created because god felt disconnected from adam? do you think that maybe eve was created to satisfy both god and adam? do you think that maybe since god is relational and us being formed in gods likeness are relational also, that maybe eve was created perfectly to satisfy adam emotioally and sexually, but also to satisfy god in an emotional but spirtiual way? if we are here on earth to live and thrive and do good works that glorify god, and if we are here to find a mate to marry and reproduce, then our mere exsistence is solely for god. do you think that maybe adam and eve and every perosn on this earth was created because god was lonely? do you wonder if maybe god had no idea that adam would desire a companion? i believe we all desire for someone to really care for us. we all long for someone whether it be a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend or simply just a friend. we all want a sense of value and worth. maybe our mere existence is because god is striving for that perfect spirtual relationship. we are created in gods likeness afterall. hhhhmmmm........

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