Womb-Man: Happy Mother’s Day
I wanted to write this article to give recognition to all the special mothers out there. All too often we take for granted the stability a mother can provide a household. I am happy we reserved a day to give special recognition to all the mothers of this world. The mother represents three of creators greatest attributes: love, life cultivation and the ability to nurture life. I have noticed over the years that all of the major world religions degrade and downplay women to some degree. I have been fortunate enough to have a wife and mother that have shown me that while women were created from man, God made sure to give the woman important traits of his image.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and be took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh thereof. 22 And the rib which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man.
Why was woman created?
When God originally created Adam, he did so in his image. Adam contained both feminine and masculine qualities just like our creator. However, the creator seen fit to split the man in to man and woman. In doing he split he attributes or “his image” in two.
In essence if each man and woman contained the full image of our creator, we would probably be less inclined to pursue and seek out each other. Some women take offense being called man’s helper. Helper should not be confused with assistant, servant, minion or subordinate. In a sound relationship, both man and woman take the lead of the household at different moments. Much in the same way different personalities of God take control based on the situation. While creating and forming Adam, God mostly shown his feminine side.
Although not ideal, women have demonstrated time and time again that they can raise children as a single parent. They are naturally more equipped to maintain a household and provide for a family in contrast with men.
A mother who is a capable wife
I feel so extremely blessed to come across multiple women that have exemplified the qualities below:
10 Who can find a capable wife? She is far more precious than jewels. 11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,and he will not lack anything good. 12 She rewards him with good, not evil,all the days of her life. 13 She selects wool and flax and works with willing hands. 14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from far away. 15 She rises while it is still night and provides food for her household and portions for her female servants. 16 She evaluates a field and buys it; she plants a vineyard with her earnings. 17 She draws on her strength and reveals that her arms are strong. 18 She sees that her profits are good, and her lamp never goes out at night. 19 She extends her hands to the spinning staff, and her hands hold the spindle. 20 Her hands reach u out to the poor, and she extends her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid for her household when it snows, for all in her household are doubly clothed. 22 She makes her own bed coverings; her clothing is fine linen y and purple. 23 Her husband is known at the city gates, where he sits among the elders of the land. 24 She makes and sells linen garments; she delivers belts b to the merchants. 25 Strength c and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come. 26 She opens her mouth with wisdom and loving instruction is on her tongue. 27 She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle. 28 Her sons rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her: 29 “Many women i are capable, but you surpass them all!” 30 Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised. 31 Give her the reward of her labor, and let her works praise her at the city gates.
The Final Word
Woman, should be viewed as a complement to man, as an integral part of man, and as a powerful and influential companion for man, on an equal footing with him. Mothers are not beneath Dads. God created us dependent on each other and dependent on our community. If you know a mother in your community or household, take the time to pay homage and let her know she is an anchor to a happy and loving home. God bless!