This morning my common law partner and I were embraced in the oneness God created to bring man and woman together as said in Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man will leave his father and mother and will join with his wife and they will be one flesh. and Again Jesus says in Mark 10:6-8 But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will join to his wife.and the two will become one, so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. Again in Matthew 19:4-6 Matthew once again quoted these words from our Lord Jesus. In each of these passages God, both as father and son state very clearly that Man and Woman will bond and will become one with each other. we can see this as the beginning of what we know as the intimate act of a man and woman when they physically join as one.
Yet we must think deeper than this. Not only does man and woman join as God has ordained they also find deep and lasting enjoyment in this joining of the flesh. For each the feeling and the sense of intimacy is different. For the man, who I can speak for, it is an act that can, in some instances, be overpowering, it is an act that requires work as the man enters and pleasures his wife. It is a demonstration of his power and is work. For the woman, I can only imagine, it is a time when she receives her man within her womb. It is a time where she shares in the intimacy of the oneness and it is a time where the woman cherishes and brings comfort to her husband.
So this oneness of a couple must also be a demonstration of the difference between man and woman. The man is the stronger and more viral participate while the woman is the more giving and receiving participant. Is it in this, God ordained the merging of flesh, that we begin to note the differences God built into man so that he would be the stronger, the one that would go out and work the fields and hunt for food. While the woman is the more sensitive one that focuses on building binding relationships and meets her man in an act of intimacy pleasing to the two, reproductive of the species and most importantly a way of demonstrating her cherishing and giving spirit.
From these thoughts I then remembered, in Genesis 1:26 God said, “let us make man in our image, after our likeness”. This plurality suggests that God is not alone and that he made man in the image of the maleness of God and woman in the femaleness of God. Does this suggest that God is actually two who have joined as one?
Then we read of angels and wonder from where they come. Maybe it is from the joining of the male and female that is God.
Maybe the ancients or the gentiles who believed in concepts of an earth mother is simply an expression of the half of God that is female. Is it these same ancients who saw the powerful images of Zeus and Apollo, were they simply recognizing the maleness of what we know now as the one God, the union of the earth father and the earth mother?