This has been a tough week, ladies and gentlemen. December, holidays, cold weather, never-ending runny noses, exhaustion, four loads of laundry, and a dishwasher that still doesn’t know how to load and unload itself. I know you’re right there with me. And add to that list, for our family, crushing news about a wayward beloved mentor, tears shed for a coworker’s miscarriage, and the reality of earthly bodies as a friend prepares for surgery.
By Friday, I feel like I’m barely holding it together. I feel helpless to do anything.
But then, the Holy Spirit reminds me of the women who have gone before me. Before us! I’m re-sharing one of my favorite articles about the role of women as God designed it, with prime examples from Scripture. Would you read it? I think you’ll be blessed. https://www.desiringgod.org/…/when-women-face-their-curse-r…
Stories about women from the Bible absolutely blow me away. Can I just say that I think women are awesome? Esther becomes queen, and puts her own life on the line to save her people. “And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” (Esther 4:16). Ruth, who takes a risk and sleeps at the feet of Boaz (Ruth 3) is blessed to be found in the lineage of the Messiah. Rahab saves her whole family by protecting the Israelite spies (Joshua 2). The woman who brought the alabaster jar of oil to anoint the Savior’s feet cares not for anyone else’s opinion, but just wants to worship our Lord (Luke 7). And my personal favorite, Abigail in 1 Samuel 25 boldly approaches David, and he later credits her with keeping him from making a grave mistake. “Blessed is your advice”, he told her (verse 33).
I could go on and on. So ladies this morning, be encouraged. We are world changers. We may be exhausted and cranky. We may spend our days running around and picking up chicken nuggets off the floor. Changing diapers. Constantly falling behind on laundry. Trying to get ahead at work. Missing our kids yet wishing for some time alone. Trying to find a way to make the next week easier. But never forget, we are world changers. You are a world changer. #bossstatus