Here’s a snippet:
Woman, you are a gift!
From the first presentation of woman to man in the Garden of Eden, the gift of who you are is nothing less than “wow!” Your dignity comes from the gift of your being, and the gift of your being created feminine.
Man saw your profound and complementary gifts right away, and rejoiced. In God’s first act of blessing humanity, the Creator smiled upon and blessed the union of the first couple, encouraging them be fertile and multiply (Gen 1:28).
Their loving union was a blessed gift to each other, and their offspring, delivered through woman’s maternity, was designed to be a visible sign of that blessing; another gift.
Then sin entered the world. For their failures the woman and man suffered grievous losses, and because we are their progeny, our own pains followed.
Tragically, humanity has habitually lost sight of the true gifts we are to one another, and the treasure of maternity was rarely appreciated as the blessing it is, until Jesus; the Savior of all was born of a woman.
In and through Mary, the world heard once more: Woman, you are a gift!
Listen to my interview about it, on “A Closer Look” on Relevant Radio, tonight at 5:30pm central/ 6:30pm eastern.