Delivered By
Dr. R.E. Banks Sr.
Delivered On
July 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Genesis 2:23
"How It All Got Started", Msg. 8

We experience “at last” moments daily. At last, the movie ended. At last, the traffic began to move. At last, our meal has finally arrived. The meaning of “at last” is something that is at the end of a period of time. Finally.

Let me share an “at last” romantic story created during the innocence of paradise:

Out of the ground, the Lord, God, created every beast of the field and fowl of the air and brought them to Adam to name them. But, among all the creatures, there was no partner for Adam. God made him a sidekick. After putting Adam into a deep sleep, God took half of Adam’s side (not just one rib) and pulled together the remaining edges closing them to eliminate a cavity. God made Adam a sidekick. He built up Eve, as He had done Adam, and brought her to her husband in Holy matrimony, ordained and sanctioned by God. When Adam awakened, he said, “This is now bone of my bones...”

This was Adam’s “at last” moment. Love and romance – at first sight – now began. Adam had been observing and studying the animals for some time. He found none that met his wants or ability to reply to him with the articulation of speech. But now, at last, Adam was introduced to one, by God himself, whom Adam immediately recognized as his second self. His very own self.

Adam knew this by his own observation. He knew by God’s revelation. God gave Adam the words to say: “She shall be called woman because she was taken out of man.” As a token of his acceptance of his covenant with God, Adam gave the woman a name: Eve; a counterpart of Adam; different in gender, but not in nature. She was a human; a female.

Eve was a lady. She was the first lady. She was not meant to be mean to other women. She refrained from using vulgar language. She spoke with confidence and clarity for others to understand. She gave sincere compliments to others. She knew her worth and was not petty. She was a woman of substance. She was created by God.

What did Adam see? If he were here, he would say finally…in conclusion…

At last…my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song.

At last…the skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clover
The night I looked at you.

I found a dream, that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to press my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known.

You smiled, I smiled
Oh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
For you are mine...at last.

Is there anything too hard for God?