"Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears
the LORD, she shall be praised." Proverbs 31:30
Nature tells a fascinating story of an exquisite God. The meticulousness of God’s majesty is delicate yet so captivating. This is similar to the gift of femininity. Brethren, have you ever wondered what our world would be or look like without women? Our world would be devoid of one of the most essential aspect of God’s character- that of Helper!
Genesis 2:18 give a glimpse into the heart of God when he created man and woman. The word helper in that verse in Hebrew is ezer (meaning to rescue, to save and strength). This word is used in the Old Testament in the context of powerful acts of support and rescue. In the New Testament, we see a similar relationship. In John 14:26, Jesus tells us about the Helper-the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in His name. Both of these and many more similar scriptural references are not an accident.
This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day- a day set aside here in the U.S. to celebrate the gift of motherhood. Here in our family, Mother’s Day is always extra special. Our daughters and I celebrate motherhood of their Mom, and grandmothers. Prior to five years ago, their great-grandmother (my grandmother) was part of Mother’s Day celebrations. She passed on to glory at the age of 137 years.
Men and women are created equally with different uniqueness. There is a part of God’s character that is only unique to women and vice versa for men. This is one of the reasons why it is important to have the perspectives of women in all facets of our society. An entity without the input of women is missing a whole lot of God’s uniqueness only found in women.
My daughters and I are tremendously blessed by the gift of God in my wife. Her capacity to love, encourage and help people is very powerful. Her love for God is infectious! We have a saying in our family about the fact that she has the ears and eyes of Jesus. Take that in different ways and you will get some understanding of the depth of her love for God. She is an epitome of a dynamic phenomenal woman! Brothers, go all out to celebrate the gift of femininity in your life. Our world is much better because of each of them. Sisters, happy Mother’s Day to you. May your wells of love, encouragement and help never run dry. God Bless You!
For The Cause of Christ,
Dr. Johnson Obamehinti