1 John 1:7
AWKWARD THOUGHTS by Me
As women, we experience a monthly encounter with blood. Somehow we make it through that time of the month without thinking too deeply on what's happening. However, regardless of how inappropriate this topic might seem to be heading, I hope you will track with me for a few minutes.
Can it be that God in His deep and abiding love for us allows us to experience this uncomfortable, unclean, awkward, humbling time of the month just to remind us of His deep love for us-----the sending His only Son Jesus to die on a cross (a gruesome death), shedding his blood.....to die in our place in order to give us new life?
Many of us, if not all of us women on this planet, do not enjoy/look forward to the time of the month when we have "our cycle". It's no fun, ever. Can it be that God allows us to experience it so that we can draw closer to Jesus Christ, embracing the truth of the story that has forever changed history and has forever changed us (those who have believed Jesus Christ is the Son of God, as Savior of the world)? Can it be that we experience this whole "having a cycle" business because God knows we will be VERY equipped to better grasp the idea of Christ's blood washing us clean of our sins?
Must I go further? Do you realize God deeply loves you?? Do you and I understand that even in that time of the month that is SO painful, uncomfortable, humbling,......let's just say it----gross, that God is trying to show his daughters that His Son Jesus paid for all of our debts by the shedding of His own blood on a cross? Do you and I understand that while we often ask during that time of the month, "Why God?? Why do you have us experience this awfulness each month??", God is looking down on us with SO MUCH LOVE longing for us to get the good message---that even His perfect and holy Son Jesus asked His Father why as He hung on a cross? Do you and I see God's love for us during that yucky time of the month because we are reminded of the power of God raising Christ from the dead, seating the Lord Jesus at His right hand in heaven? During that time, do you and I have a fresh understanding that the truth of Christ wins, that Christ is the victor---in all battles and wars because of his death on the cross and because of His resurrection from the dead? Maybe God is giving us women a deep privilege through this monthly aggravation called a period so that we will better understand the shedding of Christ's blood and it's cleansing power SO AS TO GO AND SHARE THIS AMAZING MESSAGE OF GRACE AND REDEMPTION WITH THOSE IN OUR WORLD.
So, I must stop typing. I feel as if I have said this TOO many different ways. But I hope you are alerted to a new perspective on something that has been "plaguing" the women of this earth since the very first woman. It's seems that the Good News of Christ was found even in the first Eve's monthly cycle and she didn't even know it. haha!
AM I CRAZY?! TALK TO ME ABOUT THIS IF YOU THINK I AM!
Blessings to you all. Thanks for reading this.