“So God Made a Woman”

I was thinking deeply about the farmland at stake with pipelines, rails, airports, moving forward, etc. and remembering what I discovered, oddly enough, through a Super bowl commercial, “So God Made a Farmer.” 
 Upon reading the full text, I thought about how things have changed since
Paul Harvey’s 1978 FFA speech. It’s more than we hear in the commercial, by the way…

I thought about being a woman today and how very different it is from when the duties were cooking and entertaining.
 And, I believed it was time to reflect…

“And on the 6th day, shortly after making man, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper suitable for him.’”

So, God made a woman.

God said, “I need someone willing to nurture and nurse, to clean the messes left in tracks before her — to work harder for everything she earns, and to maintain beauty and grace despite it.”

So, God made a woman.

“I need someone able to be judged not by character, but by appearance, and to uplift those around her even when her confidence has been shaken — who, like the butterfly which cannot see the beauty in its own wings, can continue to soar.”

So, God made a woman.

God said, “I need someone with arms strong enough to carry books to learn despite discouraging words, to sweep up scurrying children, to teach through the twisting of her own words and use her voice to support, inspire, educate, and, when needed, to roar.”

So God made a woman.

“I need someone who will bear the worry, the hurt, the disappointment, all with a comforting smile. I need someone who will grow stronger with each criticism, turning shame into motivation.”

So God made a woman.

“I need someone who will suffer the greatest of physical pain to bring life into this world and great emotional pain if she’s unable, but still persevere.”

So God made a woman.

“I need someone who will work twice as hard for three-fourths as much, then finish a day by managing a home. I need someone who can create a life of independence and then accept the sacrifice of change because family becomes priority. I need someone persistent, flexible, and relentlessly giving.” So God made a woman.

“I need a peacekeeper. I need someone who will see all sides, remain grounded, and, though she may use her voice so little she forgets she has her own, she will stand tall and strong not just for herself, but for all around her.”

So God made a woman. “And then God looked over all that he had made, and he saw that it was very good.”

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