What is it about femininity that invites us closer? Truly, the heart of pure femininity seems to be invitation. From our earliest years as children, we feel invited into our mother’s loving arms. We feel welcome and invited and loved. Especially as a little boy, our mom feels like home. She is a warm safe haven as we are invited into her heart. Or maybe our grandmother, or even an aunt, made you feel safe and cherished as they invited you into the warmth of their hearts.
Then as we grow up the aroma of femininity calls to us though in a much different way, a much more intimate way, a much more wild way. Our masculine hearts are invited by a glance of the eyes, the softness of a touch (I mean really when you are first touched by a woman you admire, it feels like her touch must be what heaven feels like!), or the curves of her feminine form. Our mothers or grandmothers, offered us someplace safe and warm, much like a warm cabin in the snowy mountains. But this attraction to the opposite sex is similar but altogether different. This invitation to femininity is to be compared to a condo on the beach in Maui, full of livid music that makes you want to dance, and exotic delicacies to whet your appetite, while wild spices waft on the ocean breeze.
God created us male and female in the beginning. And what most people don’t realize is that immediately before or after the Bible declares this, it also declares that in His image He created them. So both masculinity and femininity both reflect unique facets of the image of God. Both masculine and feminine can express the image of God as the other sex cannot. We both offer something to the world that the other sex simply cannot. And Femininity reflects all the warmth and safety of our God that we know as small children, as well as the wildness and deep mystery, we grow to know and behold in the opposite sex as our love ripens .
Truly Femininity is a deep mystery that invites our masculine hearts inside. Just as the physical often reflects the emotional or even the supernatural, so we long to accept the invitation of femininity as enter in. What happens physically in sex is a glorious foretaste of what is happening in our hearts and souls. When a woman invites a man inside her, she invites him into her very core. And that is what we long for…
We long to be inside of the mystery and delight that is femininity. We long to offer our masculinity to a woman in a great love affair. We long to be one. And indeed we were made by our Wild and Passionate Creator to be united again. As masculinity and femininity both reflect the heart and soul of the Ancient of Days, so we are most fulfilled as men and women when we are one with opposite sex and even most resemble the heart of our God, as masculine and feminine are reunited in the dance of beauty and strength.
And so too, God’s heart is warm and inviting, as He offered up His only Son, in the most intimate act ever to grace this world. The part of God’s heart that comes forth in the reflection of femininity is a wild invitation to enter into the mystery that is God. Yes, God is strong and kind and protective and the most valiant of warriors as masculinity shows us, but He is also soft and warm, and the most inviting place there is. And as everything in the physical ultimately reflects the supernatural, God invites us into His very being to share in His mysteries and wonders that our hearts are intimately made for and lovingly crafted to savor. As man is not truly satisfied until he is one with femininity so to we will not be truly happy in the deepest sense until we have entered into all that God is. God is invitation. All through the Bible He is inviting us into mystery, and wonder, losing ourselves and finding something much greater in return. Will you accept His invitation?