She grabbed the rope that was leaning against the first platform and swung to the other side. The rope looked to be attached to a pole, anchored in the middle of a water pool with a track like maneuver overhead. The goal was to glide the top of the pole through the maze contraption. With precision and certainty, this feat was accomplished with ease. Then, with confidence, she leaped off a trampoline to grab the underside of a slightly hanging cargo net. The crowd was going wild; chanting her name – screaming words of encouragement. With controlled upper body strength, she was sure to not touch the water waiting below. Reaching the top mat, landing on both feet, she defeated the obstacle course. Ignited by the hype of the achievement, she balled her hands in tight fists, lifted both arms in a “L” shape and flexed her arm muscles. Immediately the announcer says …… “What an accomplishment! She has shown everyone what she is made of; girls everywhere are standing to their feet!”
What? (As the needle quickly scratches over the vinyl record – in my head)
What did he just say?
The initial purpose of The Women’s Liberation movement was to free women from tyranny in a culture that viewed women as “less”. A movement with a purpose that would raise consciousness of her intelligence, make aware her astuteness and openly note her overall value. It was the culture that was blind to the value of the role of the woman, but God was definite when he created her as he did. So God, not man, created what man needed – a woman. There was no thought of subservience or maid service. Yet, with absolute mindfulness that it was not good for man to be alone. <Gen. 2:18>
Man and woman, created with their own purposes; different responsibilities – equal in value.
Thought to Ponder
Somewhere it has been noted that the evidence of what makes men and women different is to be hidden within society. That women are to be uncomfortable in the things that hold true to her natural design and should rightfully aim to exceed the man. It is the beauty of a woman in her entirety that is a complement to any realm. Her attributes to nurture, encourage, cultivate, raise, support, teach, inspire, develop and promote is the glue to every social order.
Woman, as she walks in her planned blueprint, flexing her muscles under God’s pleased eyes, can bask in the praise of her accomplishments. <Prov. 31:30> And to that – girls everywhere can stand to their feet.