Tuesday, 20 January 2015

God's Favourites

I know God doesn’t have any favourites, but there are times when I certainly feel like one of His because my life has been so idyllic, especially over the past three months. We have been visiting the family in Australia for 40 sleeps with one family near Perth and then 40 sleeps on the Sunshine Coast with our middle daughter and her family who have emigrated this last year (see previous blog). Fancy three months holiday! Well, not being happy to sit around while my hard working families were running around and giving us quality time as well, my precious daughters allowed me to do laundry duties and I loved it, an opportunity to pray, worship and listen to teachings.

But all the time the verse of the Bible that I was meditating on more than any other was Genesis 3:16 ‘He told the woman, I’ll multiply your pains in childbirth; you’ll give birth to your babies in pain. You’ll want to please your husband but he will lord it over you.’ This was the curse that came on all people after Adam and Eve had chosen to disobey the only rule God had given them. ‘You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and blessing and calamity you shall not eat,…. ’ Genesis 2:16,17. They lived in perfect harmony with Him in the Garden of Eden but doubted His Love. Then again from the NET Bible ‘To the woman He said ….. You will want to control your husband, but he will dominate you.’ And from the Amplified Bible ‘…….. With spasms of distress you will bring forth children. Yet your desire and craving will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.’