Desiring God: Gospel Hope for Self-Haters

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We all know really godly women who for example in God’s providence either never married or they married where unable to have children. They have always had to go through a process of grappling with that, grappling with identity, grappling with what it means to be a woman. Grappling with how does one find one’s way to the courage, and dignity, and purpose. We’ve all known women who really successfully ran that race and they have met the God who tho He,

You know the bible is very joyful at the birth of children, yet one of the prime metaphors in Isaiah 54 is the barren woman who spreads her tent. She has a huge family, she loves many many people, has many children.

One of the lovely characters in C.S. Lewis’s Great Divorce, [was] just an ordinary village woman. Every lonely child was her friend…and she cared. She’s a queen in the way that Lewis portrays her.

God makes a different kind of beauty, and a different kind of life, and a different kind of purpose.

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One thought on “Desiring God: Gospel Hope for Self-Haters

  1. This was a profound read. I have never put the words ‘John Piper’ and ‘compassion’ together in the same sentence, but this article represents some robust thinking as to how to address some big issues. The comments on the traditional Puritan outlook on things, and where it doesn’t work, were especially helpful.

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