Have you ever questioned why God made women the way we are?
Why do we get so emotional, compared to men?
Why must we endure the physical pain that comes with monthly menstruation, pregnancy, and childbirth?
Why are we so protective of our loved ones?
Why do we overthink every last detail?
Why do we ask so many questions?
Why do we question ourselves?
I hope to be entertaining and informative as I take a stab at tackling a few of the questions I recently had circling in my head, as a woman and child of God.
God first created mankind in His image (Genesis 1:27). He formed Adam from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7) and breathed life into his nostrils. God saw that Adam was alone. This was not good. (Genesis 2:18) No suitable helper was found out of the livestock and wild animals God presented to Adam. Therefore, Adam was put in a deep-sleep and God took one of his ribs to create a woman, later called Eve (Genesis 2:22).
Woman was created by God and then deceived by the craftiest wild animal in existence. What happened? After reading over Genesis 3, we see that Eve was attracted to the fruit of the Tree of Life, because it was good for food, pleasing to the eye, and desirable for gaining wisdom (Genesis 3:6). She was well aware of the Lord’s command to stay away from this tree, yet the crafty serpent succeeded in tempting her.
Eve gave some of this fruit to her husband to eat, most likely out of care and love (however a reason is not mentioned, besides the fact that he was there with her). After they ate, both of their eyes were opened. They realized they were naked and hid from God.
Well ladies, we can thank Eve for forever altering our experiences as women. Along with the serpent and the man, the woman was punished after The Fall. This is what God said to the woman: “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you” (Genesis 3:16).
God loves His creation. He loves men and women equally. However, men and women have different roles, and this is apparent from the very beginning of creation. Women today have desires to please their husbands and are called to serve them like Christ served the church. We are emotional, because the first woman was more emotional than logical. This doesn’t mean women aren’t logical, but they certainly have more of a propensity to feel.
Simply look at the reason why God created the first woman! Adam needed a companion and God knew a good companion would be one to provide emotional support and physical satisfaction (through marriage) when needed. The woman, who came from the man, was the perfect compliment.
After reviewing Genesis chapters two and three, we understand why women endure the physical pain of childbearing.
I believe the answers to the last few questions, presented at the beginning of the post, are found in the story of The Fall. Perhaps women doubt themselves because they were once fooled by a crafty serpent. God wired our brains and designed our endocrine systems with a purpose. His design innately makes us feelers, and because we feel so much, we can’t help but over-analyze our thoughts and doubt our logical reasoning from time to time.
At the end of the day, us women serve our purpose in helping expand the kingdom of God, and we wouldn’t exist if God didn’t love us as much as he loved the first man.