Women are created in the likeness of the beauty and mystery of God. They are the peak, the crown of all creation. Women embody God in His love, compassion, kindness and beauty. If there is a story behind every man, there is also a story behind every woman. What is their story? What is the outcry of every woman’s heart?
“Beauty is not only a terrible thing, it is also a mysterious thing. there God and the Devil strive for mastery, and the battleground is the heart of men.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
This entry was inspired by the book “Wild at heart” by John Eldredge
There is a question – a damsel’s call
Every woman in this world has a question deep inside her. That question is the source of their beauty and actions – it is how she builds herself, somehow it is linked with her identity. What are women asking? What is that question?
The way she bears the image of God lies with the questions: “Will you pursue me?”, “Do you delight in me?”, “Will you fight for me?” These are the questions God asks of us and He has implanted the same ones in the heart of every woman.
The answer of this fallen world – the sorcerer and the tower
The world, being fallen in nature will give her the most devastating answers it can deliver. It will try to destroy her identity. The world will tell a woman “No one will really fight for you”, “You are not beautiful”. Those answers drive the woman to look for her answers in any place she can find them. This is why so many young women look for love in the wrong places and in the wrong time – because they feel unloved at the places where they should have felt otherwise.
The Devil will try to pin her down. He will try to use her to his purposes. He will discourage her, torment her, he will do everything and anything to destroy the heart of woman and to keep her captive in that tower that she has built in order to try to protect herself from harm, not knowing that she has made herself captive inside it.
A call to arms – Men have a role
I believe that men have a role to play in the woman’s story. We were called to fight for her. We are called to arms. The nature of God passed on to us is of His fierceness and competitiveness. We are dangerous men, ready for battle against the Evil One. We are warriors meant to protect and save the woman, not to steal her heart and leave her alone.
Men are made to love a woman, to answer her question with his strength. We have a part to play and that part is in God’s side. What’s happening in our world today is that men have been siding with the Devil – drinking from a woman’s beauty without offering his strength to her. We’re supposed to be the ones to back up our Lord’s promise to her – that “We will pursue her”, “We will delight in her”, “We will fight for her”. Instead, many men do the opposite. They tell women that their beauty is dark and purposed for evil – this happens when they commit sexual immorality with them.
Caught between “once upon a time” and “a happily ever after”
So many broken families, so many failed marriages, so many divorce happening here and there. We are caught between “once upon a time” and “happily ever after”. What has happened?
We failed to realize the sorcerer and the tower is always calling her back
The Devil will ALWAYS want the woman. He will always try to seize her. And the woman will always be tempted to resort back to the tower for safety. Why are there so many failed marriages? It’s because we have overlooked the Devil and the woman’s vulnerability. Men have become too passive or too violent. They have not given the woman the love she craves as God craves it.
The answer from God – the Rescuer and Savior
Even if the world tries so hard to destroy femininity, God will keep on fighting for it. He knows His nature. He knows it’s weaknesses and strength. And He has already promised victory – He has already claimed the woman’s beauty and revealed the truth: His pursuit of their hearts. God has fought and will keep on fighting for a woman’s heart. He will keep on answering her question if only she will listen and tear down the walls of the tower she has built.
The only answer that can ever satisfy a woman’s question is God’s answer. A woman’s story is a story about God. About how His nature has been passed on to them, how it was ravaged by the world and how He has saved it. Unless a woman realizes God’s call and promise to her, she can never understand a man’s call to her. And unless a woman surrenders her tower to God, He cannot fully save her from herself and the lies of the Devil.