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Sunday, April 4, 2010

equality and Easter

No woman is mentioned as having spoken against Jesus in his life, or as having had a share in his death.  Of woman born was he annointed for his burial; a woman -- Pilate's wife-- pleaded for him, and here women wept over him.  Women ministered to him in life, laid him in the grave, and were the first to meet him at his rising. 
-- Spurgeon Devotional Commentary

The femininists rave about equality. 

 I don't need to do so. 

The very life of Jesus bears out the truth that, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)

The differences of role and place are very clear in Scripture, but there is never a question of worth.  Men and women are simply gifted to do certain things better than others, and life works best when everyone delights in doing what they do well.  I am no more insulted that my husband is gifted for leadership than he should be that I am better at multi-tasking,  His ability to focus on a single task makes him a a better leader; my ability to do several things at once makes me a better mother.  It is a diversity of gifts, never a statement of value.

The creation of man and woman was complete and good in the Divine eyes.  Alone, each is incomplete.  Together, they balance and complete one another.  Incorrect thinking on this topic abounds today -- the culture has skewed it one way; the fearful church another.  Yet, the creative design was perfect -- the power of God exhibited in the strength of the man; the majesty of God displayed in the beauty of the woman.  And what splendor in their unity -- a portait of the Godhead - a covenant relationship.

What we really need are men and women who will live out the truth; sure of their standing before God and in His creation and quietly prove to anyone watching that our worth comes from what we know about God  and His loving plan and it is unchanging.

 "And you are complete in him . . ."  (Col 2:10)

1 comment:

  1. Amen! That is so true! I'm happy being me and I'm THRILLED that Phillip is himself! Together we can use our gifts and different qualities...to glorify God and raise our family for Him. =)

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