IF quotes are from Amy Carmichael, who was a Protestant Christian missionary that served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.
This may be an unusual "Connection" but it comes from a current study on the subject of FELLOWSHIP. God established fellowship in the Garden of Eden.
Life was meant to be shared.
Genesis 2:18 NKJV - "And the Lord God said, 'It is not good that man should be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him."
Adam was not complete without someone with whom he could share his life. Both he and Eve would learn the value of experiencing life together. They would be able to care for one another through all of life's experiences.
Philippians 1:3,5 NKJV - "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you...for your fellowship in the gospel..."
Paul, though unmarried, found his fellowship with other believers.
Life was meant to love and be loved.
Ecclesiastes 9:9 NKJV - "Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun..."
Adam and Eve would experience the joy of loving and being loved and eventually passing this on to their children.
1 Thessalonians 4:9,10 NKJV - "But concerning brotherly love...you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; and indeed you do...But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more."
Believers in Christ also experience the joy of being loved and the privilege to share their love with others.
Life was meant to serve and be served.
Adam and Eve would also experience the reality of their differences and how they could use their own abilities to serve and bless the life of their partner.
Ephesians 4:16 NKJV - "...the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies...does its share, causes growth of the body..."
Paul speaks of the mutual ministry of believers to one another: serving each other and being served by each other.
These are just a few ways God would show mankind the joy of Fellowship which He established in the Garden of Eden.