Genesis 2:21-22
"And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman..."

John 19:34
"one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out."

God rips Adam’s flesh, then rejoins man and woman as one flesh.
God rips Jesus’ flesh, then reconciles God and man.
We rip bread, then eating it, it becomes part of us.

Adam sleeps and God opens up his side, and builds Eve out of the rib.
At the cross, Jesus dies, His side is pierced, and God builds the church out of the blood and water that flow.

The redemption price of the church is the blood of Jesus Christ, it ratifies the covenant of grace, the basis of our relationship our union with Christ. This blood is symbolized by the water of baptism, the wine of communion.

The blood shed, poured out, is rejoined to us. There is a dismembering separation from God caused by sin. And God’s own Son is dismembered to fix it, to re-member, rejoin, us to Him. Thank God for this re-grafting. Enjoy being a member of the body of Christ, a family member at His table.


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