God chose to bring the Messiah smack dab into the middle of a marriage engagement story. What on earth was He thinking in this Christmas story?
In a book that begins w/the creation of gender, ends w/a wedding and fills the in-between w/how males & females are to be His image, gender is going to come up.
John’s vision of Christmas in Ch. 12 of Revelation gives us how history unfolds, through the archetypes of gender.
This Dating-with-Discernment book excerpt advises women daters: you want a man in whom you can invest authority. I.e., you want a guy who is able to take charge for you. Those last 2 words are important.
This Christmas, ask yourself this: Why a woman and not a man? Why not have Christ come through a man with the wonder of it being that it was done without a woman? I mean, so long as God is doing a miracle, he could certainly have done it the other way.