Thursday, October 14, 2010


So, I haven’t posted a blog in awhile because we have been just a little bit busy with the arrival of our sweet little girl, Addilyn. There are many, many things that I have been reflecting on over the past few months and now I am hoping to find time to start sharing a couple of them.

One thing I have been pondering is how both men and women are created in God’s image, yet how women are given the unique privilege to bring forth life. Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” God formed man out of dust and then, from the man, he fashioned a woman. However, from woman all mankind continues to exist. What an honor it is that God chooses to continue the work of creating people through the wombs of women. How incredible it is that he created our bodies to adjust in many ways to meet the needs of a growing baby. He fashions each person to be a unique and special individual. Our bodies, only by the grace of God, sustain life! While our baby is still in the womb we can do nothing but wait to meet our sweet new treasure. During childbirth, only God can give women the strength to endure pain in hopes of holding her new miracle.

In addition to the physical symbolism of life giver, women can also be spiritual life-givers. Because we do not naturally love God, He sent his Son, Jesus, to show us how to live, teach us about God, and die in our place, taking on himself the judgment we deserved. He then rose from the dead, and rules with God. If we turn from our sinful ways to trust in Jesus, we receive his Spirit and can live for his glory with a new life. This is the GOSPEL! By sharing the Gospel with others we can offer new life through Jesus. God has given us the privilege to share this message for His glory. In addition, we can pour into other believers teaching them as Christ has taught us and loving them like Christ has loved us, this is how we can ALL be life-givers.

I could elaborate and write much more, but I will stop for now and just stand in awe of the Lord and the blessing and honor he has given to me as a woman.

“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.” - Genesis 3:20