It was a beautiful day with HVDR today. We went for a walk outside, grabbed some sandwiches and gelato in-between. Up and down we walked among the trees, the trails, those paths. I learned quite a lot about her background and journey with our Father.
Something I really liked to take home from our chats was her desire to find a godly boyfriend, and husband. The prime example being her parents. Being able to have a godly husband does not entail that marriage will be easier or more beautiful, but it definitely does speak volumes when making tough decisions.
A godly partner does not mean that the male and female roles are to be literal following of the teachings in the Word. However, the biblical teaching on male and female roles and relationships in the church is first and foremost grounded in the foundational principle of equality in Christ. Both are important. Both are needed in the proclamation of love for our Lord.
Though in Paul’s letters to the Corinthians, the Galatians, the Ephesians, and Timothy indicates the leadership of the household to fall on husbands, women are equally important. The Biblical principle for all believers to be submissive to one another, rather than seek to rule over others (Eph 5:21-30). Mutual consensus and agreement to walk a certain way, under God’s rule and context in which He speaks to us. Each to their own, has strengths and qualities that come together in perfect harmony. Knowing and supporting not only each other, but the entire community.
HVDR is a delightful being in her words and time spent sharing not only about her faith and dreams, but her convictions and circumcised heart for God. The desire and belief she has in being grounded in His Truth, alongside her knowing that God has placed us on this earth for tasks He has predestined us to take up, in His name, for His glory.
Congratulations on your first steps in your pursuit of a MD. Your love and beauty, both inside and out- will not only heal hearts, but change them in desiring a healthier body, to living for a better future. I wish you the best in achieving your dreams of serving as a MD in a rural area, touching those beyond His saving grace.