Male and Female He Created Them
In almost 20 years of working with my husband managing a housing dealership, I have never encountered this situation before.
The six foot tall, big-boned man dressed like a woman came in through the front door. His hair was a long-flip, brunette wig. His voice was low and gruff and his gate was manly. His fingernail polish was dark cherry red. His masculine facial features were covered with foundation and his eyes were lined, mascara applied and his lipstick was dark. His knees were knobby and he had a five o’clock shadow.
As I gave out a key to our model homes, I sensed that a strong spirit of confusion entered. The on-line definition of confusion is: loss of orientation, loss of ability to place oneself correctly in the world by time, location and personal identity.
What is the definition of a transvestite? It is the practice of cross dressing, wearing clothes of the opposite sex. No wonder I felt such a strong spirit of confusion enter my office reception room.
God has some things to say about Gender Identity Disorder. In Genesis 1:27 it says that God created man in His own image. In the image of God, He created him: male and female He created them. No confusion there!
Deuteronomy 22:5 has a harsh word for transvestites: “a woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment. All who do so are an abomination to the Lord, your God.” Ouch.
I like Psalm 139, verses 13 and 14: For you formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works, And that my soul knows very well.
Those of us who know Jesus as our Lord are free to live up to our God given potential. But what about those trapped by a deceptive lie? Can you imagine what this kind of confusion feels like inside?
God loves this man and wants to set him free. I pray for that. Once again, as a follower of Jesus, the challenge is clear to me: love the person. I don't have to accept the lifestyle. I welcome your thoughts.