Pastor’s corner - April 23, 2017: John 20:14-16: "Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher)."
Sometimes I hear people that seem not to know the Love of the Lord, talk about women as if God considers them inferior to men. They go over to Ephesians 5:22 that says “wives submit to your own husbands.” What they don’t realize is the verse before that tells both men and women “submitting to one another in the fear of God”.
Women have never been inferior to men, Ephesians 5:22 is talking about the roles that we play within the family framework. There are many times I have to submit to my wife for her needs and her desires. But in spiritual matters the Husband is the head and God works through the Head and by the way He also holds him responsible for the spiritual climate in the home.
So, before anyone begins to think that Christianity is chauvinistic I want to say that one of the greatest privileges that was given to any human being was to be the first one to see our Lord resurrected from the dead and who was that? It was Mary. What an honor!
When Jesus was on the cross He had seven sayings and one of them was to His Mother, in telling her that John would take care of her.
I believe that if anything, God had elevated women to a place that was above men and what has happened with the feminist movement in wanting women to be on the same level of men was a major step down for them. Now when it comes to equal opportunity in the work place and equal pay I agree there, but I think there are certain areas when women are abdicating the position that God has given them.
Pastor Lee Cruse, the pastor that Jesus Loves.
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