Sometimes people get upset over what I consider small issues. The latest is the song “God is a Woman” by Ariana Grande. I’m assuming the people who think this is about God being female haven’t listened to the lyrics too well. But it did get me thinking: Is God really a man?
Genesis 1:26 tells us that God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. If God made us in His own image, then maybe God is a man. But what about women? Didn’t God make women in His image also? That being said, could God not really be a woman?
Sure we see all the pictures of a white male with a long flowing beard, but there is nothing to say He can’t be an African-American male, an Arabic woman, or even some shape we can’t even perceive. No one knows for sure. The Bible was written in a time when women were considered nothing more than property, so the pronoun He was attributed to God, but that doesn’t mean it’s correct.
The important thing to remember above anything else is that He loves us. And He gave His son (in the form of a man) to come down to Earth as a symbol of that love.
If all men are made in God’s reflection, then why do some people continue to acknowledge only what is in their part of the mirror? If every man was created equal and in the image of God, then how can any man claim that one race is better than another? – Suzy Kassem, American poet
Most people want to believe they look similar to God, so humans have made him look like a man. If you think about it, in the United States alone, most pictures of Jesus Christ show Him as a white man. Yet, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. That would make him Arabic with darker skin.
I believe God is a combination of all humans. He’s neither black or white, male or female. He is everyone and no one. That’s how special our God is.
What God looks like should never be the discussion. It should be about how He feels about us. No matter what He looks like, we are His children, and He wants to be near us. And that is all that’s truly important.
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please let me know, and I will be happy to pray about the situation.