Magnus has been asked, not just to read at his brother’s wedding in a weeks time, but also to actually pick the bible passage. His mother refuses to allow us to pick anything from “Song of songs” (too raunchy), and the minister has already bagged 1 Corinthians 13, so what to pick next, that was the question…
Well, I suggested the “noble wife” in Proverbs, but Magnus figured it would make the prospective bride recoil in terror if she thought she was expected to do everything in the list so we’ve settled for Ephesians 5 vs 22-33.
That said, knowing that not many people read the bible in his family, we were sorely tempted with this little tale. After all, not many would realise it wasn’t from the bible until right near the end!
The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
And the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
“What will this helper be like?” Adam asked.
The LORD said, “This helper will be called Woman. She will gather food for you, she will cook for you, and when you discover clothing, she will wash it for you. She will always agree with every decision you make and she will not nag you, and will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you’ve had a disagreement. She will praise you! She will bear your children. and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them. She will never have a headache and will freely give you love and passion whenever you need it.”
Adam asked the LORD, “What will a woman like this cost?”
The LORD God replied, “An arm and a leg.”
Then Adam asked, “What can I get for a rib?”
And the rest, as they say, is history.