Life Preserved

“Sitting in the dark. In the terrible. In what seems impossible.
The understanding of life as gift – is more fundamental for our stance toward life preservation than the language of right to life.

The understanding of life as a gift isn’t overwrought eloquence – it’s understanding how we overcome the enemy. Life as a gift isn’t poetic lyrics – it is powerfully literal.

Life is literally a gift – precisely because the Giver wasn’t required to give the gift at all.

Unless a man looks to Yeshua, a man doesn’t know how to treat a woman.

When God decided to pull on skin and make His visitation into the world, He didn’t come to us at some black tie affair.

This is what God chose as best, this is where He first became one of us: God chose to make His entry point into the world through the holy place of a woman, to enfold Himself inside of a woman, to drink of a woman, be held and nourished and cared for by a woman – that’s the truth of how God loves His daughters with His honor.

That Yeshua never beat down a woman with harsh words or lusting eyes or sneering innuendos, but He stepped in and stopped a broken woman from the abuse of angry men. Yeshua came to the defense of a hurting woman and the Son of Man stood between her ache and her attackers and He lifted the weight of shame from her and cupped her heart with hope and wrote a new future into the dust and dirt of everything and he saved. her. life. That’s how God loves His daughters with His defense.

That Christ didn’t degrade women in His talk, but He made women heroes in His stories. He invited a woman with a coin and broom to reveal the truth about the Kingdom of God. He honored an intentional woman with an unjust judge as unveiling the character of God. He elevated a lonely, unmarried woman who dropped her meager resources into the temple treasury as the rebuke of God for all the rich and religious. That’s how God loves His daughters with His words.

That Christ didn’t demonize women but He accepted the presence of a woman reviled by the self-righteous, He sat with the scandalous woman the righteous regarded as damaged goods, He welcomed the rejected and the immodest though he lost the respect of the religious. That’s how God loves His daughter with His grace.

That when Christ stepped out of that black tomb, he still didn’t choose to first manifest Himself to prestigious officials, religious leaders, the Twelve, but instead He revealed Himself first to the women, He entrusted the veracity of His resurrection to the testimony of the women, He offered the privilege of proclaiming Christ as the risen Savior to the women, though no court at the time would accept their testimony. That’s how God loves His daughters with His regard.

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