(Baptistery door panel in Florence, Italy)

Woman like man was created in God's image, that is a body-soul complex with intelligence, free will and like destiny. God created woman as a most beautiful of all his creatures both in body and soul and this is why we associate woman with flowers. Her physical beauty was meant to attract and her soul's beauty was meant to express God's goodness and care. She is in touch with all living things because she is aware of being the bearer of life. She desires to be beautiful because God is beautiful and has placed this desire in her heart.

 

To get a glimpse of feminine beauty of body and soul see the video An American in China, in which Fei Fei Sun is beautifully portrayed.

Deep down at the core of her being woman is inclined toward relationships because in her heart she is the bearer of human life. She was created so that man would not be alone and through her relationship with man she conceives a new life and a new personal relationship. In this she reflects the the eternal mystery of relationships whose origin is in God-Father, Son and Spirit.

John and stasi Eldredge in their inspiring book Capturing have well written of woman,

"The vast desire and capacity a woman has for intimate relationships tells us of
God's vast desire and capacity for intimate relationships. In fact, this may be the most important thing we ever learn about God-that he yearns for relationship with
us. "Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God" (John
17:3). The whole story of the Bible is a love story between God and his people. He
yearns for us. He cares. He has a tender heart."

God's yearning for relationship with woman springs from his infinite beauty, goodness and creative love and not from any need He has for any creature. Woman's desire for Him, on the other hand, springs from her incompleteness. She needs the Divine relationship to fulfill her nature and destiny because her heart is restless till she rests in God's infinite beauty, goodness and love.

2. Woman, Symbol of the Beautiful