You are a woman. An image bearer of God. The Crown of Creation. You were chosen before time and space, and you are wholly and dearly loved. You are sought after, pursued, romanced, the passionate desire of your Fiancé, Jesus. You are dangerous in your beauty and life-giving power. And you are needed.

As a woman who has been ransomed and redeemed, you are strong and tender. You speak to the world of God’s mercy, mystery, and beauty, and His desire for intimate relationship. You are inviting; you can take risk being vulnerable, offering the weight of your life as well as your need for more because you are safe in God’s love. You labor with God to bring forth life – in creativity, in life, in others. Your aching awakened heart leads you toward the feet of Jesus, where you wait on Him and wait for Him. The eyes of His heart are ever upon you. The King is captivated by your beauty.

We need you. We need you to awaken to God more fully and to awaken the desires of your heart that He placed within you so that you will come alive to Him and to the role that is yours to play. You are certainly called to be a woman, wherever else He leads you.

And that is crucial, dear heart. Whatever your particular calling, you are meant to grace the world with your dance, to follow the lead of Jesus wherever He leads you. He will lead you first into himself; and then, with Him, He will lead you into the world that He loves and needs you to love.

Jesus is extending His hand to you. He is inviting you to dance with Him. He asks, “May I have this dance… every day of your life?” His gaze is fixed on you. He is captivated by your beauty. He is smiling. He cares nothing of the opinion of others. He is standing. He will lead. He waits for your response.


By John and Stasi Eldredge