“And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a help meet for him.”
So, God goes to Adam one evening as they walk in the garden together and says, “Tomorrow when you wake Adam, we are going to name all these creatures I’ve made and find a help meet for you. You will name all the cattle, fowls of the air, and beast of the field. I have already named the sea creatures because they live in the water they would not be a good help meet for you. Sleep well son, tomorrow will be a busy day.”
How would you organize this task. Just naming them would be a astronomical task, but looking for a help meet too. Who could come up with names for all the creatures. It would be a really hard task for me.
Did he start with two letter words? Then make them longer and longer? Starting with an ox and working his way to hippopotamus? Or perhaps he started with hippopotamus and worked his way to shorter words.
Perhaps he started with the tallest mammal and ended with the shortest mammal? The giraffe to the marmoset monkey.
Maybe he started with the slowest animal and named till he could catch up with the fastest? The sloth to the Cheetah.
Or did he start with the smallest animal and work to the largest animal? The Pygmy marmoset monkey to the hippopotamus?
Did he start with the cattle because that is what God mentioned first?
Or did he start with the group that had the most creatures?
Was it the fowl of the air? Maybe God was thinking of making man able to fly?
What about looking for a help mate?
Perhaps the sheep they are gentle, soft and trusting.
Maybe the unicorn for a help mate, for God knew that man would one day till the ground.
A hummingbird, colorful, tiny and quiet?
A horse, soft, silky and shy.
An elephant, big, strong and always remembering.
“…there was not found an help meet for him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” Genesis 2: 20b - 22.
There is still a deep love between man and the creatures, cattle and fowl. Although, I am glad that Adam didn’t find a help mate among them. For if he had there would not have been a wo - man.
Canita M. Prough
Slide show #1
Ox and man
Man and giraffe
https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.S87oOm7vAE8Fe7OwxbzHKg&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300 marmoset and man
Man and bear
Man and deer
Man and goat
Man and lamb
Man and piglet
Slide show #2
sloth and man
Man and cow
Man and cow #2
Man and eagle
Man and rhino
Man and sheep
Man and stork
Slide show #3
Man and unicorn
Man and hummingbird
Man and horse
Man and elephant
Man and greyhound
Lion and man
Man and rabbit
Man and tiger
Man and zebra