"But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame (Genesis 2:20-25)."
The following thought has plagued my mind since between 2 and 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Many say, feel and believe that women are the weaker or even the lesser vessel. Yes, there are specific things meant for men and specific things meant for women, but if you open your mind to the reality of what God created in woman, you'd see no weakness there. Had God intended for man and woman to not need one another, He would have snatched Eve out of the dirt as He did Adam. Instead, He pulled her from Adam's core. The gap that is left, can only be filled and protected by her.
Imagine a house made of solid stone, except for one solitary window of glass. When enemies come to attack this place, do you think they will stand around throwing rocks upon the stone walls? Or will they funnel their aim to the lone window, where the citadel is weakest? When built right, there is a stone slab that slides down over the window, in such times. This is how God intended for man and woman to get along. Without each other, we both are weak and susceptible to worldly attacks. "Divide and conquer" has been a tactic used in warfare since before the beginning of warfare as we know it. Had God NOT intended for man and woman to be one, act as one, and depend on one another, He'd have made us asexual (in the biological sense).
Considering all that I've said thus far, Man alone is weak. Woman alone, is weak. Together in the God's sense of our togetherness, we are strong. What if Eve never ventured off on her own? What if Adam stayed within safe distance with the mindset of protecting her at all times? Would she have been coaxed into doing what she did? Who knows, but hypotheticals are irrelevant. Together, we have better chances of survival and staying on good and solid ground. Apart, we live dangerously.
In many of my posts, i speak about relationships, men and women. In this case, I speak of GOOD men and GOOD women. I won't lie or sugar coat. There are poor examples of both in the world. No GOOD man would ever say that the woman, a woman, his woman is a weak vessel. For a GOOD man considers his mother, his grandmothers, aunts, and sisters before applying such a label of ill logic. Now, those of you who do consider women to be weak, say that about your mother, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters. I can't. I won't. It would be a flat out lie.
Man and woman were meant for each other. In our current society, we are led to believe we don't have to have one another, but we all want babies and families. Let that get at your roots. My Woman is the steel plate, resting over the one hole in my armor. My Baby is a vessel of steel. No Good Man would ever say otherwise, of his Good Woman!!
Those who have ears will hear, and those who don't, won't.......
"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you......."
Why? Because God has been doing it from the beginning of time.......way before you and your personal feelings and opinions. Who are we to feel and act as though we are greater or better than the Greatest and Best? Loving unconditionally is doable! Not being ignorant, is doable! Not being uneducated, is doable! Not being racist, is doable! Not being a criminal, is doable! Not being a liar, is doable! Not being unfaithful is doable! Not being evil, is doable!! Not being vengeful, is doable! Not being a fool, is doable! Long story short, everything you are and believe is a choice, made by you and only you. Are you a decent human being? Are you not? Again, it's a choice, made by you and only you!!
This world is the way it is by choice. We've accepted, settled, and allowed all sorts stuff that falls less than and beneath what God initially intended for us. We chose the tasting of the forbidden over God. We chose a mortal king over an Eternal God, Creator of an entire universe! In so many countries and ventures and explorations, we've chosen theft, rape, murder, war, and oppression over peaceful coexistence of cultures, religions, and races. Tell me we haven't. The evil intent of one has spoiled the entire bunch of us, mankind. Unfortunately, we live in a world divided in two and only two. Either your chosen lifestyle mimics that of our Creator, God, or it reflects the actions and ways of the deceiver and evil one, Satan. There is no in between. There is no fence to straddle. There is no gray area, as some people would have you to believe.
Yet, there is ALWAYS hope. There is ALWAYS better to be had!! LOVE!!
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 -
LOVE IS DOABLE!!
Those who have ears, let them hear.......
At times, as I stand before the mirror, I see my strength. I see all the things I've endured to be who I am today; to be where I am today. The scars, internal and external, remind me of pain in which I've stood. Storm after storm, fire after fire, flood after flood, I kept on climbing this mountain that life set before me. As I'm happily tooting my own horn and admiring myself for the strength that exists in my body, I arrive at the mountain top, only to see her. She's already there and has been there, awaiting my arrival. My blessing, she is. My reward for finally getting it right! When I look a her, I become puny. For I see in her a greater strength than mine. I'm humbled, yet ecstatically grateful!
I see her path, her struggle, and her scars. I see places in her past where she stood strong through the things I gave in to. I see how much sooner I could have been here, if only I had followed my heart to begin with. Then, maybe she would not have had to wait so long for me to show up. Thank YOU GOD, for this woman!! Thank YOU GOD for setting her aside for me! Thank YOU GOD for the blessing of Crimesha Evette Cutts!! 43 years ago today, You blessed this earth with magnificence, and a beauty only known to me, my heart, my soul!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE ABSOLUTE LOVE OF MY LIFE!! I LOVE YOU FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS!!! YOU ARE MY PINNACLE GIRL!! ATOP THIS MOUNTAIN, WE WILL STAND FOREVER!!
Bryan Hollomon Williams