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The following conversation *hopefully* occurred between God and the angels during the creation of the man in Genesis 1 and 2.
God: So my people, we are almost done with creation but I have this gut feeling that something is still missing.
Angel Michael: Father, you have done a god job in my book.
Angel Gabriel: Father, I agree with Mike, all You have created is wonderful and I am still in awe.
God: Thank you but I still feel something is missing.
Angel Thomas: Father may I speak?
God: Go on Tom.
Angel Thomas: Let’s take stock of what has been created so we know the next step to take.
Father, on the first day, You made light out of darkness and called the light day and darkness night.
On the second day, You created the Heaven while on the third day you divided the land from the seas.
On the fourth day, You created the sun, the moon and the stars.
On the fifth day, You created the birds of the sky and the creatures in the sea.
Today alone, You have made the beast of the earth and every animal.
Father, in my honest opinion, You have done a magnificent job. I think it’s time You rest (Genesis 1: 1-25)
God: Well, everything I have created is good (Genesis 1:25c) but something is missing. You know what?
The Angels: What father?
God: Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping animal that creepeth upon the earth.
The Angels: Yes boss. Good idea.
God: Angel Gabriel, gather the other angels to go to the store house and get the wheel burrows and shovels and get me sand from the back of the barn.
Angel Gabriel: Consider it done Father.
*Angel Gabriel mobilizes the angels and tons of sand and water are brought for God to form man.
*God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul*
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God: This man can’t just be idle doing nothing. Let’s give him a job.
*And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to dress it, and to keep it*
Angel Gabriel: Father, although Adam is doing his job faithfully but he looks very lonely and uncoordinated. If you live him alone, in no time he will think he is an animal and start behaving like them.
God: Ehmmmmmmmmmm. You are very right on that. It is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him a help meet for him. Someone that will help him become better. Someone that will refine him from the raw material he is to the finished product I want him to be. Someone that will empower him. Someone that will guide and pray for him. Someone weaker physically but stronger emotionally.
Angel Gabriel: All these characteristics for one person. Can one person take all these responsibilities?
God: Of course. I will make her as soft as a pillow but so strong mentally that she can handle a thousand heartbreaks and not crack. She will be made more beautiful, more precious, more powerful than the man.
Angel Gabriel: Okay Sir. Let me go and inform the other angels that we need a bigger load of sand to make this special being You have spoken of.
God: Gabby please come back. We are not going to be using sand to form this special being. She’s too special for sand to do her justice. I am going to use the man’s rib to create her.
Angel Gabriel: But God, how can we use a rib to create this being you have spoken so highly of? Rib from who?
God: Adam of course. You remember when we created him, we put ribs around his body to protect the vital organs like his heart, lungs and liver from external damage. So we will take one of those ribs and create this special being. I could have used any bone to create her but only the rib of Adam will be good enough to form her.
*And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and took one of his ribs and He made woman*
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Angel Michael: Oh my God!!!!
God: Why are you calling me?
Angel Michael: Sorry Father. That’s an exclamation. I am only admiring this special creation of yours.
God: You like her?
Angel Gabriel: She’s beautiful
Angel Michael: She’s stunning
Angel Edafe: She make sense die!!
Angel Kairos: She’s baaaaaad!!!!!!!
God: Enough with the compliments. She’s beautiful on the outside but even more beautiful is what I am going to deposit inside her.
I will make her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world; yet gentle enough to give comfort.
I will give her inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from men and the outside World.
I will give her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.
I will give her the sensitivity to love under all circumstances, even when her partner is an asshole.
I will give her the strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.
I will give her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.
I will give her a tear to shed, it’s hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed.
The beauty of this being is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, the size of her breasts or bottom or the way she does her makeup or how she combs her hair. The beauty of this woman is in the resolve I have deposited in her. She’s never be compared to a man. It’s an insult to all my hard work. Am I understood?
The Angels: YES SIR.
God: Make sure you protect her even more than you protect the man. Am I understood?
The Angels: YES SIR.
God: Now let’s wake Adam and see what he says about this specially created human being.
*God wakes Adam up from the deep sleep. Adam looks around, sees her and says*
Adam: This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.
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Reference: Why Women Cry? by Unknown from http://www.child-autism-parent-cafe.com/why-do-women-cry.html