Before you stone me for saying I’m not a feminist . . .
Unless you’ve been living in a hole, there have been a lot of protests in the news lately. Mainly focused on the Million Women’s March (I think . . .). I roll my eyes because we as American women have so many rights it’s crazy. I listen to women yelling cuss words and think, “Is this how we get what we want anymore? Temper tantrums?” I listened to Madonna share that these protests were about love, then a few minutes later tell those that don’t agree, “F*** you!”
At first I was angry. How hypocritical . . .
But then I was saddened as I remembered Jesus’ words: They are blind. They have no idea how deceived they are. I can’t expect them to understand they’re stepping on our feet when they can’t see. These women are screaming for love but are so blinded by Satan’s deception and bitterness that they don’t know what love really is or what it looks like.
We as Christians know Jesus is the one who gives us our rights and validation, not the government, not man. He approached the woman at the well that no one else would talk to, saved a woman from stoning, and healed women that no one would touch. Women were the ones who discovered His empty grave and were the first to spread the Gospel.
In God’s image He made us male and female. When Adam and Eve were created, He said it was VERY good because we’re better together.
As I prayed about my small voice in this huge world, I wondered if I should voice anything. My opinions, facts, etc. This is between you and the Lord, but for me at this moment, Silence is Golden. I feel that if this generation of protesters want love, that is what they should get. Could you imagine a surge of evangelicals loving on those that are lost? Oh the confusion that would happen! It would be amazing to see their faces when confronted with those bestowing kindness and listening ears.
I am still praying as to how to accomplish this, but one thing is for certain- my opinion is white noise. My memes will only cause anger and harden hearts towards the Gospel. My facts will not change anyone’s mind, just make them more bitter.
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is what will enhance the Kingdom. Love is what will change the hearts of men (and women).
PRAY WITH ME SISTERS:
“Lord, thank you for making me a woman. You are the one who opens doors for me. It is because of YOU I have freedom and validation. I pray that through all the noise of the media, politics, fake news, and social media that you will show me how to truly love people. Help me to stand up for truth, but show kindness to my fellow men and women, because it’s your kindness that leads us to repentance. Use me in a mighty way this season in our country’s history. And help me to keep praying for those that are serving the White House, whether I agree with them or not. In Jesus Name, Amen.”
I’d love your opinion and ideas. How do you think we should show love to these women?