Darrow Miller and Friends

The PERFECT DAY to Celebrate God’s Gift of Female

In my experience, there is one truth that almost always brings women to tears: the transcendent nature of the maternal heart.

When they hear what the Bible says about a woman’s nurturing instinct, that God’s maternal heart is the source of their own mothering nature, they often break down. The moment becomes a time for deep reflection, and for the beginning of healing from the brokenness they have experienced from a misogynist culture.

I recently spent two weeks in Latin America. In Guatemala, I had the privilege of speaking in two venues to people who are working with battered and abused humans. In Chile, my hearers were a group of young people preparing for missionary service. In all three settings, when I spoke on The Maternal Heart of God, the message spoke deeply to the lives of the women, and the men, listening.

Indian girlOctober 11 is the Day of the Girl Child. Some friends in India have launched what they call, Let Her Live. This is their effort in the fight to restore the dignity of women and the female child in their country.  They write, “Nearly 7,000 girls are killed in India every day. Prejudice against girl children among Indians is a worldwide phenomenon. This, in a sense, is genocide. Millions of Indian girls are missing. They are victims of foeticide, infanticide, malnutrition, illiteracy, abuse, violence, trafficking and forced labour.”

Yes, that’s 7,000 every day. The numbers, and the abuse, defy the imagination.

Please take time to read the article, International Day of the Girl Child posted by Let Her Live. You will see how they are responding to this crises in their culture. Let the beautiful prayer guide your own response to this darkness and evil.

Pass the link on to your network as we seek to draw attention to this global gendercide.

– Darrow Miller

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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).