Woman formed out of a man yet strong, strong as thousand
Oxens guarding her flocks whilst they gaze at a
Mighty world dipped in treachery. Yet again and
Again she raise after every fall. I urge you to
Navigate through life’s valley and hills with courage – Woman.
I write this Acrostic poem to celebrate the toil of women on International Women’s Day. I celebrate you woman, not solely because I am one but I see the way you dedicate your life to your children, other women and the men in your life and you earn that praise. If you- woman- perhaps come across this poem feeling disappointed in your life’s journey, I urge you to take another step. That extra step may you lead you to your awakening but you will not know if you do not try. I know you have taken so many steps so far but I am walking my marathon as well. We will pause to drink from rest sweet fountain, dust off and carry on. I celebrate you, woman.
Mom shouts: “Ecclesiastes 12:1: Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, whilst the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say; I have no pleasure in them.”
Arianne says angrily “Oh great, go ahead make me feel guilty about my life. It is my life and I should do whatever I want with it. Hello! It is the 21st century, hooray to freedom.”
Dad says “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise).”
Arianne frustratingly answers “Did you forget verse 4… And ye, fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
I can never speak to you because you always act so self-righteous. Greg always listens to me; I rather spend time over at his place than here.”
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“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh.”
The man is the prime person in a relationship that begins a family. According to tradition, he chooses a woman who he believes would be ideal as a wife and most likely as a mother later. Therefore, it is important that when a man chooses a spouse that she is compatible with him. The decision is more than a physical connection but the spiritual is crucial. It is this aspect that binds the family together when all else fails. When the man chooses a wife, it is crucial that he treats her with uttermost love and care. Bro Paul advises in 1 Corinthians 7:3 “let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence; and likewise also the wife unto the husband.” In addition, Ephesians 5:25 says that “husbands should love their wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it,” meaning make time for her as Christ made time for the church. Husbands should spend quality time with their wives to forge a deeper bond that began during courtship. Having a strong connection coupled with help from God deters negative external forces from battering the marriage.
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