The Woman, A Helper
By Norma Miller
July 1, 2020
This message is for the girls:
In the beginning, our perfect God created a perfect, beautiful world. Each time He created something new, He sat back and observed His new creation, and felt satisfied. He said, “It is very good.”
This changed when He created man. The man was created perfectly in God’s image. And it was good, but when God observed His perfect creation this time, He did not say it was very good. He saw something was missing. Something was not complete. That “something” was a mate. God said it wasn’t good for the man to be alone.
So God created a helper for the man. Girls, when God created you to be a “helper,” he meant your husband wasn’t complete without you. He saw that man being alone was not a good thing. God created the woman to fill the lack the man experienced, and the man fills the lack the woman experienced.
I want to focus on the word ‘helper’ for a bit. In Genesis 2, we see that God created a helper suitable for the man. When Adam saw Eve, he said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.” The two of them became one. She was a helper and a companion for him.
A companion is a close friend, one who does life together with someone, a team member. Girls, this is what you are designed to be for your husband. God created you to complete him. To fill a void. To be a close friend. To be someone with a voice in his life. To supply a lack. You were taken from his rib - beneath his arm, so that he can protect you and hold you close; near his heart, so you can be loved. You were not taken from his head to do his thinking for him. You were not taken from his hand so he could control you. You were not taken from his foot to be his doormat. You were taken from a piece of bone designed to protect vital organs. Near his heart.
As women, we are designed to be team members, to be a voice. The word ‘helper’ used in Genesis is ‘Ezer Kenegdo.’ This is the same word used in the New Testament when we are told the Holy Spirit is our helper. You have an intuition and a discernment, as a woman, that God strategically placed inside you for a reason. You must learn to trust that intuition. To not trust it, is to reject a part of yourself that is God’s image. The man is not the only one created in God’s image. You were too. As our husbands need us, we need them. Both of us carry part of God’s image. Both parts are needed to walk in unity in order to depict a picture of a holy and complete, perfect God.
The enemy of our souls has been out from day one to prevent this from happening and he uses all kinds of tactics. My main point today is that one of the main ways he keeps us from depicting a picture of a holy God is by convincing women that they have no voice, no options, no value. It is the farthest thing from the truth. Why did God create woman? Because His creation was not complete without her!
You, my friend, are a very important and integral part of God’s design. There is no giving of new life without you. There is no marriage without you. There is no nurturing heart without you.
You are woman. You are beautiful. And you are valuable. You have a voice.
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