Our love is all of God’s money
– Wilco, “Jesus,etc.”
I feel lately that nothing makes sense except this (above) statement. We as Christians have so systematized, organized, and indoctrinated people that everything that encapsulates meaning is conveyed and embraced in statements. Along with this we turn scripture into statements that are meant to simply be agreed upon and believed. Much like the phrase “God is love”. Have we simply taken this for granted? What does this simple yet profound statement do to us?
I think we need to begin to listen to the viewpoint of women when it comes to understanding God. I think that most women understand God as mostly a loving and nurturing father. I am by no means saying that as men we don’t have the capacity to view God in loving ways but we seem to want a God of wisdom and knowledge more than we want a God that will do anything to have us. Now for those reading who might be more reformed in mindset, I am not supporting the theory that God “needs” us. However, you cannot escape the language that is used by Jesus when talking about the love of the father towards his children. As for female perspective, I believe there exists a humble and vulnerable quality that says “I need something beyond myself”. With a woman there is always a sense of otherness, a thing that is desired beyond herself. I find it amazing that the Bible often uses wisdom in feminate language. Wisdom begins with love and is motivated by it and best explained through it. Love is the language that the Bible speaks through.
Any women care to explain this better?