I have never done this on my blog before – but want to share something that my brother reposted on Facebook this morning – and that touched my spirit as I read it –
When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day – an angel came by and asked,
“Why spend so much time on her?”
The Lord answered “Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her?”
She must function on all kinds of situations,
She must be able to embrace several kids at the same time,
Have a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart,
She must do all this with only two hands,
She cures herself when sick and can work 18 hours a day”
THE ANGEL was impressed “Just two hands…..impossible! And this is the standard model?”
The Angel came closer and touched the woman
“But you have made her so soft, Lord”.
“She is soft”, said the Lord,
“But I have made her strong. You can’t imagine what she can endure and overcome”
“Can she think?” the Angel asked…
The Lord answered, “Not only can she think, she can reason and negotiate”
The Angel touched her cheeks….
“Lord, it seems this creation is leaking! You have put too many burdens on her”
“She is not leaking…it is a tear” The Lord corrected the Angel…
“What’s it for?” Asked the Angel…..
The Lord said, “Tears are her way of expressing her grief, her doubts, her love, her loneliness, her suffering and her pride.”…
This made a big impression on the Angel,
“Lord, you are a genius. You thought of everything.
A woman is indeed marvellous”
Lord said “Indeed she is.
She has strength that amazes a man.
She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens.
She holds happiness, love and opinions.
She smiles when she feels like screaming.
She sings when she feels like crying, cries when happy and laughs when afraid.
She fights for what she believes in.
Her love is unconditional.
Her heart is broken when a next-of-kin or a friend dies but she finds strength to get on with life”
The Angel asked: So she is a perfect being?
The Lord replied: No. She has just one drawback…
“She often forgets what she is worth”
I have to confess that I can identify so much with that last statement – about ‘forgetting what I am worth’ – and I guess many of you do too- yet – when I stop to think – when I do so – I am denying what God says about me –
I am beautiful – for I am fearfully and wonderfully made – and – known by God even before I was born
He made me – He loves me – He has set me apart – to be the person He created – so – I will praise Him – and seek to live in the light of what He says about me – remember that in His eyes – I am worth so much – and perhaps it’s past the time when I started to not only believe that – but lived as though I know it.
I pray that you will see this truth too – accept that you are worth so much – especially to the One Who made you.