When a hashtag alerts the church to a world of hurt, what do we do?

So there’s this Twitter hashtag called #YesAllWomen.  I read an article about it here:  http://www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-opinion/yesallwomen-twitters-powerful-reaction-to-the-santa-barbara-shootings-20140526-38xcc.html .


The article is shocking to me for various reasons but I was not going to write about it until I felt the Lord pressing me, so here goes.

Genesis 2:

19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.

But for Adam[f] no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[g] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[h] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

23 The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
    for she was taken out of man.”

24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

That the world has some recognition of this shocks me as I have not been consciously aware of feeling this except in terms of “your desire shall be for your husband” from Genesis 3:16 until the Lord set me free from the pain of having been abandoned by mine.  I am not shocked that this status of belonging is denounced by many and perverted by others.

I want to bring the conversation into the light so the church can approach this topic – I think, “what does God think/say about this?”

Another think has to do with whether or not I adopt this position of fear of man – I won’t, it is akin to taking up another’s offense, but it is a real temptation.


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