Why God Made Girls
Recently, my husband and I were riding in the car listening to some music when a song came over the radio that caused me to reflect biblically on the message of the song. The artist is a newer voice in country music—Raelynn. The title of this catchy tune is “God Made Girls”. Obviously, a song with that title perks interest and intrigue from any Christian, but as we listened to the song, we quickly realized that Raelynn was unaware of the real reason God made girls. Below, are some of the lyrics from the song so that you too can see why I had such qualms with the message of the song.
Somebody’s gotta wear a pretty skirt,
Somebody’s gotta be the one to flirt,
Somebody’s gotta wanna hold his hand so God Made Girls…
He needed something soft and loud and sweet and proud
But tough enough to break a heart
Something beautiful and breakable that lights up in the dark…
As you can tell these lyrics do not, in any way, match up with a Biblical perspective on why God made girls. Clearly, these lyrics seek to promote the same feministic ideology and moral degradation that we have come to expect from a culture that is highly individualistic and has accepted a relativistic standard for truth.
What is the biblical perspective for why God made girls? Here are some truths that we find in Scripture:
Truth 1: God Made Girls to be in the Imago Dei (Genesis 1:26-28)
Every person has been created uniquely in the image of God. We were created to reflect the beauty and majesty of our Creator. Thankfully, we do not live in limbo wondering exactly what the image of God means. We have been given the perfect representation of God through the second person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ. Colossians 1, in speaking about Jesus, says, “He is the image of the invisible God…” Paul remarks that God has preordained the goal of our salvation, which is to be conformed and transformed into the image of Christ (Romans 8:28-30).
What does the image of Christ look like in the life of a believer? You will find sprinkled through Pauline theology a phrase that I believe answers that question. Paul, in Ephesians 5:1 and 1 Corinthians 11:1, commands believers to be an imitator of Christ. The term Paul uses for imitator is the Greek word from whence we get our English word to mimic. If we are going to reflect perfectly the image of God then we must mimic Christ. Therefore, a study of the life of Christ is important for us to understand what it means for our lives to reflect God’s perfect image.
Truth 2: God Made Girls to complement their husbands (Genesis 2:18)
Moving along the same line of thought as the previous truth, we recognize that girls are created to serve alongside their husbands as a helper. Using a Christocentric hermeneutic, you will notice that Christ came to fulfill and do the work of salvation as directed by the Father. Johannine theology illustrates the work of Christ as a “helper” to the plans of the Father. This subservient role is demonstrated through the phrase in John 8:38, “for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me.” It is important to note that Christ’s role of service to the Father does not diminish His deity. He has great distinction in role and responsibility; while at the same time being God. Similarly, ladies, we have distinct roles, which do not diminish from our humanness. Distinction does not equate to different essence.
You may have listened to this song yourself and didn’t think too much regarding the actual lyrics of the song. The tune is catchy and it is certainly what young ladies and women are listening and singing along to on their own radios. However, we must be aware and we must be prepared to give a biblical response to these counter biblical thoughts that are consuming our culture.