God Answered… “When I Made Woman….
(Dedicated to All Women)
A boy asked God, “Why do women cry so easily?”
“When I made woman….
“I had decided that she had to be special. I had several specifications. She must function on all kinds of food and work 18 hours a day. She must be able to embrace several kids at the same time; give a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart and she must do all this with only two hands.
“I made her soft, but I have also made her strong. You can’t imagine what she can endure and overcome. I have made her shoulders strong enough to carry the burden of her extended family, yet made her arms gentle enough to give comfort.
“I gave her the inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times will come even from her own children.
“I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going and take care of her family and friends, even when everyone else gives up, through sickness and fatigue without complaining.
“I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her badly.
“She has the very special power to make a child’s boo-boo feel better and to quell a teenager’s anxieties and fears.
“I gave her strength to care for her husband, despite faults.
“I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.
The boy said, “Lord it seems you have put too many burdens on her, may be therefore she cries so easily.”
The Lord said: “For all of this hard work, I also gave her a tear to shed. It is hers to use whenever needed. Tears are her way of expressing grief, her doubts, her love, her loneliness, her suffering and her pride and it is her only weakness…
The boy said: “Lord the woman is indeed marvelous!”
Indeed she is!
Woman has strengths that amazes man.
She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens.
She holds happiness, love and opinions.
She smiles when feeling like screaming.
She sings when she feels like crying, cries when she is happy and laughs when she is afraid.
She fights for what she believes in and stands up against injustice.
She doesn’t take “no” for an answer, when she sees a better solution.
She sacrifices for the family, so her family can thrive.
She takes her friend to the doctor if she is afraid.
Her love is unconditional.
She cries when her kids are victorious.
She is happy when her friends do well.
She is glad when she hears about a birth or a wedding.
Her heart is broken when a next of kin or a friend dies.
But she finds strength to get on with life.
She knows that a kiss and a hug can heal a broken heart.
There is one thing wrong with her.
She forgets what she is worth….
“You see my son,” said God, “The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart – the place where love resides.
“So when you see her cry, tell her how much you love her and all she does for everyone and even though she may still cry, you will have made her heart feel good.”
It is the women who keep up the life and happiness of the home through their smiles, tender affection, sweet speech, grace, angelic presence and charming personalities. The home will be a real void without them. It will lose its peculiar charm and beauty without their presence. The personal influence of women at home is essential to unify the various interests of the family.
There where women are treated with respect, the very deities are said to be filled with joy. Deities of prosperity are women. The persons that desire prosperity should honour them. By cherishing women, one cherishes the goddess of prosperity herself and by afflicting her, one is said to afflict the goddess of prosperity. There where women are not worshiped, all acts become fruitless.
If the women of a family, in consequence of the treatment they receive, grieve and shed tears, that family soon becomes extinct. The begetting of offspring, the nursing of children already born, and the accomplishment of all acts necessary for the needs of society, behold, all these have women for their cause. By honouring women, you are sure to attain to the fruition of all objects. If a woman is pure she can save and purify man. She can purify the race. She can make a home a sacred temple.
“Where women are honoured, there the gods are pleased, but where they are not honoured, there no sacred rite is fruitful.”