Mar. 8, 2019

I am loved and liked as a woman

BEauty full identity. I am free to be loved. I am free to be celebrated. I am free to be beauty-fully loved as me, a woman. I used to think God might love women but sure did not like women. I wanted to be anything but female. I sure was not a girly girl although I loved sparkly. I frequently spilled and spoiled any attempt at makeup. I excelled at Math, Science and English but struggled with home economics, light fluffy chit chat and hospitality.

And God, well Eve ruined it all. Mary's redemptive yes did not count. God might have made woman but as an afterthought and woman messed it up, right? God was required to love women but like, not so sure. But thank God, for greater grace that swallows lies. True grace that is always waiting to be discovered, believed, received, lived. Grateful that I now know that God loves and likes me as a woman. Love has broken shame off of me. I am fearfully and WONDERfully made. I am the BEloved to overflow, to be fruitful and multiply, to be love as a divinely liked and loved woman. BEauty full identity. I am free to be loved. I am free to be celebrated. I am free to be beauty-fully loved as me, a woman. Happy international woman's day. Jln, SUPER JOY, 3-8-19