Tuesday, January 22, 2008

But why a beauty to unveil?

I have been reading a fantastic book called, Captivating-unveiling the mystery of a woman's soul. I found this especially powerful and wanted to share it with all the woman who read my blog.

One of the deepest ways a woman bears the image of God is in her mystery. By, "mystery" we don't mean "forever beyond your knowing" but "something to be explored". "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter", says the book of proverbs, "to search out a matter is the glory of kings" (25:2). God yearns to be known. But he wants to be sought after by those who would know him. He says, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart".
Is not the trinity a great mystery? Not something to be solved, but known with ever-deepening pleasure and awe, something to be enjoyed. Just like God, a woman is not a problem to be solved, but a vast wonder to be explored. This is so true of her sexuality. Few women can even want to "just do it". Foreplay is crucial to her heart, the whispering loving and exploring of one another that culminates intercourse. That is a picture of what it means to love her soul. She yearns to be known and that takes time and intimacy. It requires an unveiling. As she is sought after, she reveals more of her beauty. As she unveils her beauty, she draws us to know her more deeply.
Whatever else it means to be feminine, it is depth and mystery and complexity, with beauty as it's very essence. Now, lest despair set in. let us sat as clearly as we can:
Every woman has beauty to unveil, every woman. Because she bears the image of God.

I just love this. Contrary to what the world believes, we are not mysteries or something to be solved. We are the crown of creation, we were created to explore and be explored, we bear the image of God!! When God created each creature on earth each one was more intricate than the next. Then he created Adam who was great but he created Eve. Something I had never really pondered before, woman was the finishing touch. WOW! There is something uniquely powerful about us woman. God longs for romance and since we are the image bearer of God we long for romance too. There is radiance hidden in our hearts and the world needs to see it!!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

While I can't say that I have read the whole book I did make it quite a way through and it was great. We had our womens fall retreat based on this book and it was excellent!

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