I was reading Isaiah 53 until I halted at verse 2. Now, that doesn’t seem long, but it was talking about the Messiah, in a way I had not read before.
Verse two, halted me to a point I had to write what came to mind.
“”For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he had no form nor comeliness and when we shall see him there is no beauty that we should desire him“
What?! Are they implying that Jesus was not handsome?!
Not only that. That verse emphasised that he was not desirable to look upon either — beauty wise.
Then I smiled wryly.
Maybe that was why women were not beating down his door for marriage.
I imagined he must have been comfortable and safe for the women — after all if I read this verse right — Jesus wasn’t a hottie.
But he had a heart of gold; prepared to die for mankind to be saved, and then demonstrated the love, that a married couple should have for each other — how a husband should love his wife and how a wife should relate to her husband — though he was never married.
Then I thought of how women will not find a man attractive because he’s not that attractive. And how women could often miss out, on being with a good man, like Jesus who may not have been beautiful, comely, attractive.
I just wonder, “How many Jesus-like men do we have, that single women are missing out on?!”
This is a sore subject for a lot of women. They miss out on the right kind of man because they are looking for the right kind of look, rather than looking at the heart of the man — his ability and willingness to love, to cherish, guide, befriend and protect.
Most times we just befriend them and make ourselves the matchmaker; deciding who is good or not good enough for him, without thinking we could be that woman.
Why befriend a man you can’t marry?
Why befriend him? Especially if you know that he wants more than friendship with you?
I know you have to pray and ask for God’s direction, but make sure, that you are not throwing away something good because he does not look hot enough.
We usually can sense a good man when we see him. Make your choice! Do not play with a man’s feelings.
And don’t stand in the way.
Don’t be the gatekeeper standing in the way, to scrutinize any woman that might be the woman, you have refused to be, for him.
Be woman enough, to make your decision and stand with it — even if and when you have to stand alone.
Stay safe, stay healthy and SHALOM 🍋