I Believe in the Resurrection of Women


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Thanks to Jesus, I believe in the resurrection of women
I believe in the power of the feminine, twisted and taken in the original Garden.
I remember Eve, our first Mother, who died for her transgression.

I remember Mary, who believed, conceived and carried the Holy One of Heaven.
I remember Mary who raised her son and watched him honor women.
I remember Mary who was at the cross and wept at the crucifixion.

I remember the women who showed up at the tomb, ready to enter into the darkest parts of this world, not shying away from service and loving the other, but ready with tears and oils and spices.

I believe in the resurrection of women
Who were first accused in the garden
Silenced across the centuries
Suffered under patriarchy
Have been burned, touched, raped, shamed, silenced and killed
Who descended into second class citizenship
But at the tomb saw the message of resurrection
Received the message of resurrection
And became a message of resurrection.
Who took their seats at the table, in the boardroom and the office
And are seated, placed and dignified as carriers of Heaven.

I believe in the resurrection of women, the feminine heart of God
Displayed visibly and powerfully through female Image Bearers
I believe in the Spirit-filled, beautiful communion of people as equal
I believe in the resurrection of everything that was dead in us and needs to come alive
So we may serve this world, this God of Resurrection and spread the message of Life to every heart and voice and body still trapped in a tomb.

Idelette McVicker
I like soggy cereal and I would like to go to every spot on the map of the earth to meet our world’s women. I dream of a world where no women or girls are for sale. I dream of a world where women and men are partners in doing the work that brings down a new Heaven on earth. My word last year was “roar” and I learned it’s not about my voice rising as much as it is about our collective voices rising in unison to bring down walls of injustice. This year, my own word is “soar.” I have three children and this place–right here, called shelovesmagazine.com–is my fourth baby. I am African, although my skin colour doesn’t tell you that story. I am also a little bit Chinese, because my heart lives there amongst the tall skyscrapers of Taipei and the mountains of Chiufen. Give me sweet chai and I think I’m in heaven. I live in Vancouver, Canada and I pledged my heart to Scott 11 years ago. I believe in kindness and calling out the song in each other’s hearts. I also believe that Love covers–my gaps, my mistakes and the distances between us. I blog at idelette.com and tweet @idelette.
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