Some people believe that the universe began as a cosmic explosion called the Big Bang; others believe that it was God who actually created everything through the power of His Word. I respect everyone’s opinion, but I think the Big Bang theory is illogical, as whatever exploded must have come from something else, right?
My faith tells me that it was indeed God who created everything there is. I did not witness the Creation myself (after all, I am not that old!), and I didn’t have to, for I’ve seen the power of this same God being manifested in my life — and this is enough evidence for me to believe in Him. But I’d like to draw your attention (that is, if you believe that God created everything like I do) to the way it happened. Note that God created all things through His Word. He said, “Let there be light; and there was light.” And God also created man through the power of His Word.
“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image…’” After every creation — the earth, the oceans, the sun, the moon, the animals, the trees and man — God would always say that it was good. But after He created man, for the first time we see God saying that something was not good. What exactly was it? “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” (Genesis 2:18). But this time, we don’t see God creating the woman in the same way He created the other things (through His Word) — absolutely not!
In order to create a helper for Adam, God needed Adam’s participation — his sacrifice. After all, it was Adam who needed a helper, not God. God was willing to help, as long as Adam also did his part. And that’s the reason many people are living lonely lives. All of them want God’s help to find their perfect match, but not all of them are willing to sacrifice one of their ribs. Obviously, there are those who have sacrificed even more than one rib trying to find happiness in love; the problem, however, is that they’re not sacrificing to God, but to the world.
They spend a lot of money in order to look good or to try to buy the love of the person they want, but of course — it doesn’t work! The only way for you to be happy in love is to fall into a deep sleep, which means to trust in God unconditionally (in the same way people trust their doctors to operate on them) and, of course, be ready to sacrifice one or more of your ribs. And it’s precisely because of these people that we will be visiting Jacob’s Well, taking with us the sacrifices of those who have been suffering in their love lives yet believe that God will provide for them just as He provided for Adam, Isaac and Jacob. This is my faith. What’s yours?
God bless you.