About a million people (mostly women) marched in protest the day after President Trump's inauguration. That number includes people attempting to make American politics their business from other places around the world including Sydney, Berlin, London, Paris, and Nairobi.
At first, I was mad at those women, and I made the meme above…I called them mentally ill, I said they weren’t women, I thought to myself how trashy they looked, and how “nasty” fit them. I was looking at them through my eyes…not through God’s eyes…a loving God who longs to save them.
Those who call themselves "nasty women" are deceived and confused about who they are. They object to President Trump’s election because they claim he is misogynistic and refuse to believe evidence to the contrary. They protested in a very misogynistic-like way by stripping down nearly naked, writing on their bodies labels like “slut” and other vulgar words I will not post. It is twisted thinking, and it is centered in sin. Yes, sin. They need Jesus. We all do.
They protested in part because they feel that with Donald Trump as president, their option for abortion may not be available or as easily accessible. They call it “Women’s Rights,” as they applaud daughters being ripped from the wombs of their mothers…believing that if abortion is no longer on demand, it is a war on women and takes away their healthcare. Abortion is not healthcare! They have bought into the lie that human life is not sacred and that a baby is not baby while in the womb; therefore, it is permissible to shed the blood of the unborn infant. It is disturbing and sad to watch these women degrade themselves as they march, thinking they are protesting what’s wrong in the world, not seeing their own great part in the very thing that’s wrong.
These women have forgotten their identities…
or did they ever know their true identity?
We are the bearers of life (it is certainly not our only function, but we are the only ones who can). We, like men, are made in God’s own image; we are set apart for special honor, (1 Peter 3:7) and a virtuous woman has a priceless value (Proverbs 12:4, 31:10, 1 Cor 11:7) But God has a plan for each and every one of us, male and female alike, and He wrote our identities and destinies in His book! (Psalm 139:16) Find out who you are in Him, and don't label yourself as anything but what God says you are!
Our God-given identities must not be forgotten, and we must also remember that our words are important. We should never brand ourselves, even jokingly, as deplorable. There is enough negativity in the world without us bringing our own negative words down on ourselves. God-fearing (in reverential awe) women have no place in a "basket of deplorables." I can't help but wonder if some of the women protesting have an issue with self-loathing.
While we are praying for ourselves and each other, let’s say a prayer for the self-called “Nasty Women,” according to Isaiah 6:10…
Open their eyes, so they see
Open their ears, so they hear
Open their hearts, so they understand
Then let's go about doing our part to speak positive words to others…not forgetting to be positive toward ourselves. If we keep on speaking positively, perhaps we'll drown out much of the negativity as God blesses America once again while we work to bring Him back into our great country! Please don't listen to others bash our president, and please, please don't get involved in the arguments...if they have no one to spar with, those conversations will die out.
Never forget: You are loved, you are forgiven, you are God’s special creation. I am, too.