Women were the finale of creation. The most beautiful and complex of all creation - saved for last. A helper incomparable: equal in worth but unique in purpose. Adam was awestruck with the companion God handmade for Him. Her strengths were thoughtfully crafted by the God of the universe.
Everywoman’s 20th Anniversary has given me pause to stop and reflect upon my own 30+ years journey with Jesus, and I have to concede, for someone who likes to strategise a fast 5 step plan to reach her desired destination, I seem to have chosen a rather scenic route, stopped off for a number of unscheduled pits stops and completely missed a few destiny stops along the way!
Through grief stricken prayer I cried out to Jesus, ‘where were you when I needed you the most?’ He heard me, and he showed me. In that moment I relived the attack but this time I saw Jesus standing there. He didn't close His eyes, He didn’t turn away, it wasn't too ugly for Him to see, He was in the alleyway weeping for His daughter. Then there, in the very same spot where so much pain had been caused, I knelt down and finally let myself mourn. I laid down the bouquet of white tulips, as if standing at a grave and then walked away.