“So many girls want a guy to save them. A man did save you 2,000 years ago on the cross.”
I first saw this quote on Twitter last year and ever since then it hasn’t set well with me.
As women we have needs that we look for in a spouse or a future spouse.
The quote is talking about who can ultimately save us from anything and everything that life brings our way. Naturally the answer is Jesus Christ.
Some people falsely assume that if women realized that Jesus was the one and only one that could save us in life then our lives would be much simpler. As a Christian that fact is very important but that need does not end there. The only thing that is fulfilled is our inherent desire for a Savior. That is our deepest and most important relationship. As a single woman I know I needed Jesus to save me from death. No one can save me like Jesus. In fact no man can take the place of Jesus or do a better job than Him.
However, my need, like every other woman, to be rescued, does not end there. Like most women I hope to be married in the future and there will be another rescue need that I will require. I will desire to be rescued on a different scale of belonging and protection. As women we automatically would like to think that the man we are with will always protect us but sadly that is not the case.
This need for a rescue is more about feeling protected by her man. It is not about some life altering heroics. Jesus has already rescued us from our sins and from the certain death we were facing before accepting Him into our life.
Just like God created fellowship to glorify His Kingdom, God also created men and women to have certain needs that can only be met by their spouse. These needs are unmet by God because we have to learn how to depend on one another in order to feel fulfilled in life. These needs like this need of women who desires a rescue or protection can only be fulfilled by a man chosen for her by God. God created it this way on purpose. He knew if He wouldn’t of created this relationship then we would have no motivation to depend on one another.
So yes, a great man did save us when he died on the cross as he took our place and took on our sins in order to save our lives. A woman also desires to be rescued by her earthly husband in order to meet her needs. It ties in more with feeling like she belongs to her husband.
Can she feel like she can trust her man if he is not willing to protect her?
In Genesis we see where God took one of Adams ribs and created Eve from his own ribcage. She was created to be a help mate to Adam as she was born with a purpose of fellowship and belonging.
It is natural for women to seek protection in order to know they are where they are meant to be. Her whole being was centered on a foundation that was created to protect vital parts of the body like the heart.
Women are looking for a rescue because they are designed to.