Happy International Woman’s Day! I believe in a God that created the world we know and everything in it. In Genesis when God is busy creating, he repeatedly says everything is ‘good’. The sun, moon and stars. The land and sea, the beasts of the field, the fish of the sea and the birds of the air; all good says God. Then all of a sudden when God has made Man he says “it is not good for Man to be alone”. So God makes Woman. Beautiful Woman from Adam’s rib; all her glorious curves and life giving organs, her ever loving soul. “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh,” says Adam. Finally he has his equal. One of my favourite commentaries about this moment is from Matthew Henry who says, “woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.” So a big shout out to all women today, even God knew everything would be fucked without us 💪🏻
Part of my work in this world, is helping women learn to love and value themselves, no matter their circumstances. I read the book “Captivating” by John and Stasi Eldredge, many years ago and it was one of those books that changed my perception of myself as a woman. One of my favorite realizations from the book was this…”Given the way creation unfolds, how it builds to ever higher and higher works of art, can there be any doubt that Eve is the crown of creation? Not an afterthought. Not a nice addition like an ornament on a tree. She is God’s final touch, his ‘piece de resistance’. She fills a place in the world nothing and no one else can fill.” How amazing is that?! God’s creation was incomplete without us! Happy International Women’s Day!