“But I need a wife – I don’t want to go there till I’ve found my other half.”
Just let those two common ideas marinate in your subconscious for a little bit, while I set the stage for my analysis of them.
I’m going to tell you a story. A true story.
Long ago, God.
God was. The Almighty. The Transcendent. The Righteous One. The One Whom the angels worshiped.
God, the Great I Am, desired friendship. A friendship so deep that the intimate word used for Him ‘knowing’ His friends would be word used to describe as a man knowing his wife, and conceiving a child.
God created Man, male and female, to be His friends. With this creature God would establish Covenants. Man would break agreement after agreement in their rebellion against the Creator. God would pass judgement and proclaim laws for those whom He created. They were unworthy of His love, yet He yearned to bring them back into friendship with Himself.
So the Great I Am sent that part of Himself through Whom the world had been created – the Person of Jesus. Jesus Christ, the Messiah. The One for Whom the world had cried out for centuries, waiting for Him to be revealed.
Jesus Christ came to earth as an unborn baby, grew and was born, grew and became a little Jewish toddler, grew and became a child, a boy, a youth, a man. The Lover of humankind.