What was Eve aware of first? The touch of creation, the pull of the midwife, the blessing of life all happened in an instant. She experienced them all in her body.
For my body with which I experience all of life, including my relationship with You, my loving Creator, I give thanks.
…for the man there was not found a helper as his partner. So God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then God took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called Woman, for out of Man this one was taken.” Genesis 2:20-23
Invitation to prayer
In your mind, heart or body connect with either Eve or God as depicted in these sculptures.
How are your emotions, thoughts, and senses inspiring you to pray?
The creation of Eve as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The outer left voussoir of the central bay of the north porch at the Chartres Cathedral in France.