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BEING WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.
No. 171
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Access Online  http://www.despatch.cth.com.au/Main/tabco_main .htm

Getting to know God together.

BOY OR GIRL, WHO IS THE GREATEST?
There are always fights between different peoples! Coloured people against white people, white people against coloured people. Those who speak one language against people who speak another.  Rich people against poor people, and poor people against the rich. And on it goes, what a world! Male people against female people, and female people against male people can be one of the saddest of all fights! Why? Because God Himself made us into two different sexes because He wanted us to have love and closeness in a special way. Boys - girls are not the “enemy!”  And girls - boys are not the “enemy!”

Leslie was so good at her studies that it made the boys in her class a bit jealous. She was always top of the class, and sometimes she would get perfect marks for some subjects. Bobby Connors was nearly always second to her, and so he began to pick on her terribly. “The teachers give you better marks because you are a girl, “he said one day. “If you weren’t a girl I could beat you easily. “ “Anyway, “ jeered his friend Mark Jenkins, “we all know that most girls are dumb, boys have different brains. Girls can’t think with logic, they only think with in-tu-i-tion, my Dad said so.” The rest of the boys laughed at all the girls then. Leslie knew what “in-tu-i-tion” was. It was not reasoning matters out, just getting feelings and emotions to work things out. She was cross for a moment, until she remembered her marks for mathematics this end of term exam had been 98%!  And no one could work all that out with just “in-tu-i-tion!”

Are boys better than girls, or are girls better than boys? God has not made either sex better than the other, He has made us to “com-ple-ment” one another. That word doesn’t mean to say nice things to each other, it means we make a good team together, male and female. In lots of ways boys are different to girls, and girls are different to them. Good job too! Boys are mostly stronger in their bodies than girls, but strangely enough girls can often stand pain better than boys. Everyone is different in their intelligence. Some girls are smart some boys are smart. Boys can sometimes be better at skills that involve machinery and numbers, girls are sometimes better at creating beautiful things. But it doesn’t always add up that way. We can all be what we are, just because we are human beings together. Everyone should let everyone else have a fair go!

What does God say about why He made people into female and male?:
“So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. “ (Genesis 1:27).
So male people and female people are made in God’s image!
Boys and girls are made together to glorify the Lord God as His highest creation on earth.

“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply...”
God made two sexes, male and female, so they could have babies and bring all the other people into the earth. Boys can grow up to be fathers, and girls to be mothers.

Which are the greatest then, boys or girls? Neither sex is, we are made to “com-ple-ment” one another. God loves us all just the same, and saves us by Jesus Christ in the very same way, together. Both boys and girls who trust in Jesus as Saviour and Lord sit  “together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:6). That means they have the same honour in Christ, together.

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