Continuing from last week cause there is so much to say on this topic.
In the public school system I have heard they are pushing the ‘facts’ of two women and two men and transgender. That scares me a lot. That kids who are just learning to read and write are being told that since they like to play with cars they must be a boy deep down or since they tried wearing high heels they must be a girl deep down. Seriously the damage that creates in a child is something I don’t really care to explore. They start questioning they every move as to if they are male or female. In my mind it puts a lot more stress on a child then needs to be there.
I was one of the most tomboyish girls I knew growing up. I loved getting dirty, climbing trees, riding bikes and building ramps to jump my bike off of, making my own things and well obviously flying! Not once did my parents question whether I was not actually a girl! Nor did I think anything of it! I still played house and took my dolls for walks and made mud pies but the fact that I made roads in the dirt for my toy cars was just apart of the childhood that made me who I am.
I will never question my kids’ genders, if I’m blessed with children one day, strictly because of this pivotal verse Genesis 2:22 & 23
‘Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He [h]made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
And Adam said:
“This is now bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of man.”’
One man and one woman were created. Their gender was predetermined before their entrance into this world. God thought it good that ‘...a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.’ (Genesis 2:24) he only made two human beings. A man and a woman.
Marriage is the greatest picture that God has given us of Him and His bride, the church. This world is bent on maring that beautiful picture. They will never be satisfied with how they try and “fix” God’s creation, but that’s our sin nature. No one will ever be satisfied until Jesus is their satisfaction. That is really what the world needs. The LGBTQ community will fall apart, the feminist movement will fall apart, the pro-choice movement will fall apart because all of these movements are formed on shaky logic and human desires. That will not sustain in the long run… at some point views will clash and hypocrisy will be pointed out. I’m so thankful for the solid rock that we have to cling to in this time where evil seems to be so paramount.
So where do you find your identity?
In your job?
In your sexuality?
In your children?
In your money?
I leave you with a quote from C.S. Lewis
The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become - because He made us. He invented us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be… it is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own.