It’s amazing how God made man, and so beautiful how he made woman!

Why did God create Woman from Man’s rib, when He could

have simply created her from dust, as He did Man? This

is a story that puts a beautiful touch on the

reasoning:

“When I created the heavens and the earth, I spoke

them into being. When I created man, I formed him from

the dust of the Earth and breathed life into his

nostrils. But you, woman, I fashioned after I breathed

the breath of life into man because your nostrils are

too delicate. I allowed a deep sleep to come over him

so I could patiently and perfectly fashion you. Man

was put to sleep so that he could not interfere with

the creativity. From one bone I fashioned you. I chose

the bone that protects man’s life. I chose the rib,

which protects his heart and lungs and supports him,

as you are meant to do.”

“Around this one bone I shaped you. I modeled you. I

created you perfectly and beautifully. Your

characteristics are as the rib, strong yet delicate

and fragile. You provide protection for the most

delicate organ in man, his heart. His heart is the

center of his being; his lungs hold the breath of

life. The rib cage will allow itself to be broken

before it will allow damage to the heart. Support man

as the rib cage supports the body.”

“You were not taken from his feet, to be under him,

nor were you taken from his head, to be above him. You

were taken from his side, to stand beside him and be

held close to his side. You are my perfect angel. You

are my beautiful little girl. You have grown to be a

splendid woman of excellence, and my eyes fill when I

see the virtue in your heart. Your eyes: don’t change

them. Your lips: how lovely when they part in prayer.

Your nose so perfect in form, your hands so gentle to

touch. I’ve caressed your face in your deepest sleep;

I’ve held your heart close to mine. Of all that lives

and breathes, you are the most like me.”

“Adam walked with me in the cool of the day and yet he

was lonely. He could not see me or touch me. He could

only feel me. So everything I wanted Adam to share and

experience with me, I fashioned in you: my holiness,

my strength, my purity, my love, my protection and

support. You are special because you are the extension

of me.”

“Man represents my image, woman – my emotions.

Together, you represent the totality of God. So man:

treat woman well. Love her, respect her, for she is

fragile. In hurting her, you hurt me. What you do to

her, you do to me. In crushing her, you only damage

your own heart, the heart of your Father and the heart

of her Father. Woman, support man. In humility, show

him the power of emotion I have given you. In gentle

quietness show your strength. In love, show him that

you are the rib that protects his inner self.”