I’m sitting on our couch, eating a microwave dinner and watching an episode of Sue Thomas: FBEye.
And perusing Captivating, yet again.
Today, fitting with the TV show, the passage I want to share comes from page 11. I’m backtracking, but that’s okay.
“When I was a little girl, … I longed to be a part of something large and good; something that required all of me; something dangerous and worth dying for.
There is something fierce in the heart of a woman. Simply insult her children, her man, or her best friend and you’ll get a taste of it. A woman is a warrior too. But she is meant to be a warrior in a uniquely feminine way. Sometime before the sorrows of life did their best to kill it in us, most youg women wanted to be a part of something grand, something important. Before doubt and accusation take hold, most little girls sense that they have a vital role to play; they want to believe there is something in them that is needed and needed desperately.”
Stasi goes on to remind us of strong female characters such as Sarah from Sarah, Plain and Tall; the nurses from Pearl Harbor; Arwen, Galadriel, and Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings, and Biblical women like Ruth, Esther, and Mary. They’re not just sweet, nice, safe women; they’re powerful and passionate, irreplacable warriors.
A few pages later, Stasi gives us the lyrics to Bethany Dillon’s “Beautiful”:
I want to be beautiful
And make you stand in awe
Look inside my heart
And be amazed
I want to hear you say
Who I am is quite enough
I just want to be worthy of love
Is this not what all women want?
To be loved, considered valuable and beautiful?
To be wanted?
To be needed?
Take Sue from the show.
She’s Deaf, and she’s fought all her life to be seen as valuable.
As a child, she learned to speak and sign, but was never fully accepted. Her first day of kindergarden, she was ridiculed for her speech.
In high school, she was kind of a loner.
When she reaches the FBI, she’s excited to be part of something important.
But then she finds out she’s part of the “Special Projects” division, a program that basically means the FBI is trying to hire “disabled” people.
She goes to the Personnel office and rants to the man behind the desk, but then finds out Personnel has moved. She walks out of the room dejected, but later, the man to whom she rants (Special Agent Jack Hudson) eats lunch with her, asking about Levi, her hearing dog. Sue explains that she’s Deaf, and Jack asks for a demonstration of her lip reading abilities. She proves that she can do it, and Jack eventually gets her transferred from Fingerprinting to his unit. Sue is ecstatic, because she’s actually making a difference.
That’s what every woman wants, isn’t it?
Just like Sue, we want to be seen as valuable.
And we are.
Think about it.
Genesis 2:18 — The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
Eve is created.
She is Adam’s other half, God’s finishing touch to his masterpiece, the piece de resistance.
John says in chapter two, page 25,
“Look out across the earth and say to yourselves, “The whole, vast world is incomplete without me. Creation reached its zenith in me.””
(Zenith = highest point or state, culmination, peak)
On page 27, he goes on to say that “Something is missing? What could it possibly be? Eve. Woman. Femininity. Wow. Talk about significance.
To be specific, what was “not good” was the fact that the man was alone.”
If you learn nothing else from this post, remember this:
You are beautiful, valuable, and loved. Life would not be the same without you.
Bethany Dillon: Beautiful on YouTube.