“As human beings began to multiply and spread across the surface of the earth as God commanded,they had lovely daughters. 2 The sons of God saw how beautiful the humans’ daughters were, and they decided to take any daughters they wanted as their wives.”
I love the Old Testament. It’s one long story after another, all intertwined and interlinked, all heading somewhere and with a point. I find it seamless to read it (for the most part). By the time we get to Chapter 5 of Genesis, we have already gone through Perfection, The Fall, Sin & Pain, Death and Redemption with the gift of Seth. Skip ahead a few generations and you find that the sin that so easily besets (Hebrews 12:1) had began to cling to the hearts of men and slacken their pace (The Voice Translation). There is so much that can be said about that chapter but today I choose to focus on just one phrase in one verse: “How Beautiful The Humans’ Daughters Were“.
I sometimes sit and ponder as to how perfect Eve was. I mean think about it. God had created everything else formed Adam and then decided that although he was good, he most definitely needed a Help Mate. He put him to sleep, removed a rib from his side, formed this perfectly delicate creature, woke Adam up and Adam named her. The name Eve, is to breathe or to live. Jehovah breathed the breath of life into her and she lived. Adam who had been blessed with such great knowledge and was in sync with God, had named every living creature by himself so by the time he named Eve, all he saw in her was beauty and grace and the purity of the breath and life of Yahweh’s Spirit living in her.
She knew no pain, she knew no hatred or prejudice. She had never felt disappointment or anger. She was perfect in all her ways.
Somewhere along the way we lost our way. We forgot our culture – the culture of Eve. We learned to lie, cheat, steal, kill and deceive. We were beaten into submission and kicked to our knees. We began to believe the hype that told us that we were less than significant. We learned to cut ourselves, defile our flesh and embrace the lustful desires that degrade our minds and destroy our bodies.
Today, on the 10th day of the 1st month of the 14th year of the 2nd millennium, I want to remind you that you are God’s perfection personified. When He created you Princess, he looked and He saw and He said that you are PERFECT! You are beautiful. You are worthy. You are His heart. Know this Princess, you are a daughter of a King. Remember this always Princess: YOU ARE GOD’S ACT OF WORSHIP. Nothing and No-one can take that away or bring you down.
Today, I celebrate every Princess out there who may have given up. Don’t give up. You have a seed of greatness inside of you and nothing can take that away. I pray that today these words will wash over your weary soul and you will do what your Father has told you to do in Psalms 51:17 (The Voice)
” What sacrifice I can offer You is my broken spirit
because a broken spirit, O God,
a heart that honestly regrets the past,
You won’t detest.”
Regret the past but don’t live in it. Do not allow it to define you. Refuse to embrace it. Give Him your broken pieces and you will be made whole again.
I love and celebrate you – give yourself the chance today to love and celebrate yourself!
XOXO: From A-Girl-About-Town