She had asked herself this very question for such a long time! Married twice, she had only ever given of herself to her spouses. Given unselfishly all she ever had, and all she ever was, and all that God had created her to be for the man; an Adam. The whole universe waited expectantly for her response. For a second, time stood still…
Bravely, confidently, She said: A man who puts God first. A man who puts me above all others. A man who puts my desires and needs above his. A man after God’s own heart. A man like King David. A pure man like…Jesus.
She turned to God and asked: Father, where is my Boaz?
Her hands outstretched, beseeching her Lord, She continued: Is there not a man left that will lend the ears of his heart to my God? When will I once again enjoy the pleasure of being a helpmate which I was created to be; laboring alongside my husband, as a partner and a friend? Laughing together, playing together, building together, creating together, enjoying and savoring one another; becoming one as you intended for marriage to be.
Standing tall, She voiced her prior pain and old heartache: Father, you know my first husband and I were high school sweethearts, innocent young children who fell in love. Married, we enjoyed each other until sin slithered in. I was obedient and submissive until You said, Enough. Wipe your feet and move on. And I did as You said, Father God, and Your perfect peace was the fruit of my obedience to your command.
My second husband helped strengthen my drained confidence and re-established my core value as a woman for a very brief amount of time before that evil slithered in once again. The enemy first twisted his mind against me and then asserted self pleasure and robbed me of delighting in my spouse and yet I endured because You told me, Endure.
She does not judge, nor condemn, nor complain or criticize, she simply tells the truth without tears or fear; expecting an answer. Where is her Boaz? Boaz was a kind man, kinsman, redeemer who took Ruth as his wife in The Book of Ruth (Old Testament). She believes in her redeemer, Jesus, The Christ (New Testament), the One who redeemed her from the curse and the law of sin and death and translated her into life, the Kingdom of Heaven, the Blessing (endued with power for success) and restored her fellowship with her Heavenly Father. She boldly approaches the throne of grace, the throne of God; God, her creator, for Jesus himself said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
Jesus values this manner of creation of the man, the same as He does the man, for God created every living creature that moveth and yet, this female manner of man, God made from the man; a handmade gift from God himself delivered unto the man (Genesis 2:18; 2:23). She is called Woman, because she was taken out of Man; she is bone of his bones, and flesh of his flesh. Adam called his wife’s name Eve; a giver of life, for she is mother of all living (Genesis 3:20). She is not to be treated less than the man, or regarded as of lesser value, but to be honored as if she were a weaker vessel (think precious porcelain) to be treasured; cherished; protected and loved (1Peter 3:7).
What is this manner of man that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour (Psalm 8:1-9). Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet (Genesis 1:27-28). God, who at different time and in various manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, sits on the right-hand of the Majesty on high; being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they (Hebrews 1:1-9).
With authority, she comes boldy unto the throne of grace, to obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16); the remedy and prescription for her soul – mind, will and emotions. The Lord Jesus is the high priest in this sanctuary, the true tabernacle, that God made, and not man (Hebrews 7:17- 8:13); He is her husband and redeemer (Isaiah 54:5) and she is joint-heir with the Christ (Romans 8: 1-17). Having gleaned the fields at harvest, she is expectant with promise, and says: Blessed be the Lord, for you are my testimony. Come, restorer of life, husband, redeemer, my lord.