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  • Writer's pictureSuzanne Taylor

Have Suitcase - Will Travel

Spring always makes me think of upcoming travel, and one thing I really enjoy doing is reading up on my anticipated destination. I think it helps me appreciate where I'm going more. And, it also helps me know what to pack!

So, wouldn't it make sense to read up on our final awesome traveling destination - Heaven?

I don't mean packing angel's wings and things like that, but actually reading up on ways of living in Heaven?

I have a friend (we'll call him our travel guide) who constantly speaks of the Garden of Eden being our first HUGE glimpse into what Heaven will be like. 'In the beginning...' it was perfect, right? Heaven literally on Earth! Sin had not entered the world yet and messed everything up. God was walking around with us and talking with us in beautiful gardens. Heaven is being with God. This is a great indicator of what God was picturing for our long-term adventures with Him, don't you think?

So, if this is the type of place you and I will be blessed to travel to, I like to go all the way back to see what it was that God was really thinking of when He made me (woman). I need to know what I'm packing.

Here is what I learned today...

Eve, the first woman, was called an 'ezer kenegedo'.

The first word, ezer, simply means 'helper'. That's something I can connect with. And, I see this in women of all types in today's world. Introverts and Extroverts. Whether we are working in our homes, from our homes, or out in the workplace, I see all women as having a desire to help the world be a better place in one way or another.

Just speaking to women, can you imagine if all we did was help the world be a better place?

That would be an amazing spot to visit - would you even want to leave a destination like that?

The second word, 'kenegedo', comes from a word that means 'like'-'face to face'-'of him',

In other words, spending face-to-face time with someone who doesn't have all of the same attributes as you - completing (complementing) each other, rather than competing with each other.

Okay, a beautiful travel destination where all the women are team players, all the while caring enough to communicate lovingly face-to-face with those who may have other attributes than themselves?

I'm packing my bags! Wanna come?

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