Can you work behind the scenes?

Rev. Doral Pulley, pastor

 

BY REV. DORAL PULLEY

But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” 1 Corinthians 11:3

The book of Genesis is the book of beginnings. We find many firsts in this first book of the Bible. In chapter two of Genesis, we discover the first surgery. To create Eve, God had to perform a surgery on Adam. God was the first anesthesiologist; God put Adam to sleep before operating on him. God performed the first organ transplant. He took Adam’s rib and created Eve. After the extraction, God did not just leave Adam open but God closed him back up. While Adam was in recovery, God showed him the results of the surgery and presented woman to him.

God knew that Adam could not do all that He had commanded him to do alone.  God saw Adam’s frustration with the animals and their insufficiency to be effective helpers for him. Therefore, God took a part of who the man was to create woman. The woman’s role was to walk by his side and assist Adam in every way possible.

Eve was not less than Adam; they were equal. Nevertheless, each of them had different roles and responsibilities. When we walk in our proper roles and assist others with their visions, we are not inferior. When we follow our leaders and submit to godly authority, we are just operating in God’s divine order.

Regardless of our gender, we all function in the Adam role at times and we are graced to lead. Regardless of our anatomy, at other times we are called to be a support system for others who are out front. Whether we are in the front or working in the background, we are equally important.

Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.

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