is an email I got from a friend of mine. She was writing in response
to Intimacy Damage Part 3. It reminded
me how often we forget that the people in the bible are human just like
us. The great ones we read about were simply people who loved God and
what made them great was that God loved them back. I hope you enjoy the
email like I did.
(Can't you see
a man and woman dancing around in scratchy fig leaves, trying to keep
them from tearing or falling, their hearts beating furiously and the adrenaline
flooding their bodies all the while struggling with a darn LEAF and silly
twigs. I can't even imagine how the conversation went! And think how incredibly
relieved they were to be given a soft animal covering and how hard it
must have been to change "clothes"... I mean, did they ask God
to turn around?
Everything--EVERYTHING He has done has been just so we will be with Him...because He so desperately wants to be with us. However, I still don't get the pain of childbirth part... I must say, I didn't feel so close to anyone as I healed... Nor am I convinced that the pain was restricted to the "birthing" part. I'm SURE the original text was closer to "pain during child rearing".