The current crisis is forcing us to realize that perhaps we aren’t invincible, self-sufficient, self-made people, but that we need others. Rather we are being challenged to think about our need for relationships. We need to ask ourselves, what do we need during this time? How can I get my relational needs met?
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Message by Joshua Mutter – May 10, 2020
REALLY, I’M FINE
Genesis 2:18-25 NIRV
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”
The Lord God had formed all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He had made all of them out of the ground. He brought them to the man to see what names he would give them. And the name the man gave each living creature became its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, all the birds in the sky, and all the wild animals.
But Adam didn’t find a helper that was just right for him. So the Lord God caused him to fall into a deep sleep. While the man was sleeping, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs. Then the Lord God closed the opening in the man’s side. Then the Lord God made a woman. He made her from the rib he had taken out of the man. And the Lord God brought her to the man.
The man said, “Her bones have come from my bones. Her body has come from my body. She will be named ‘woman,’ because she was taken out of a man.”
That’s why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife. The two of them become one. Adam and his wife were both naked. They didn’t feel any shame.
1. GOD DESIGNED US TO BE CONNECTED TO OTHER PEOPLE
2. IT IS NOT GOOD FOR US TO GO THROUGH LIFE DISCONNECTED FROM OTHERS
3. THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR BEING CONNECTED TO OTHERS
4. GOD CREATED PEOPLE WITH A UNIQUE CONNECTION TO ONE ANOTHER
5. GOD CREATED US TO ENJOY RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE TRANSPARENT, VULNERABLE AND MUTUAL
- ADMIT THAT WE ARE NOT FINE
- TAKE A RISK