Meagan Good will not make a poster image for Christianity in some circles.
Why? The outward expression of her Christianity doesn’t fall within the balance of spirituality that a lot of Christians are accustomed to because to be Christian is to be a certain way and this being is reflective in how we look and act.
Many continue to argue Meagan doesn’t fit into that mould. As a Christian and as a Preacher’s wife there is an acceptable standard of being and Meagan falls short.
I love Meagan Good.
I love among other things the quality of her heart, her love for God and the quality of her marriage. Some may argue that many times things are not the way they seem and social media is curated content hence, people only show you what they want you to see. The extent of what is discernible is controlled by what is put on display. Even though valid, I strongly believe a right heart cannot be staged. It is who you are that flows out of you and try as you may, what is on your inside will always shine through with or without your permission.
Meagan redefines what it means to be virtuous.
We are accustomed to defining ‘virtuous’ as the condition of being without scars, through Meagan’s eyes, being virtuous is not just the absence of scars but an acknowledgement of one’s scars and a willingness to hand them over to God and allow Him make out of it what He wants. To be virtuous is to be yielded. To be a willing and active participant in God’s plan for your life irrespective of your scars.
Christian marriages shouldn’t be boring.
The way Devon Franklin loves Meagan has significantly influenced how I view love and christian coupling. His love for her is so beautiful to watch. I have watched quite a number of their interviews and this consistency (how he gives love and how she receives this love) is absolutely inspiring. I am reminded that love, love done God’s way shouldn’t be devoid of vulnerability. I have also learned that vulnerability doesn’t have to be only private.
I heard Devon once say during an interview: ” A lot of people know me as Mr. Meagan Good and I am not in any way embarrassed by it and if that is what is written on my tomb when I die, in addition to knowing that I pushed her and loved her into fulfilling God’s call for her life, then I know I am fulfilled.”
Here are some lessons Meagan has taught me about Christianity:
- The (outward) expressions of our intimacy with God differs and differences doesn’t have to mean division.
- That someone else’s representation of faith doesn’t fit into your definition of Christianity doesn’t make you more Christian and they, less Christian.
- Estimating people and their abilities from a purely human point of view shows that there is something about my perception that has to be heightened.
- The best way to teach people about God is to love them.
- God doesn’t show your heart to everyone, He shows it to people He can trust it with.
- The lens with which you see life and view others should be taken from God.
- The Proverbs 31 woman is not the standard, Jesus Christ is the standard.