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Since I wrote about women in ministry and leadership last week, I thought it appropriate to write this week about a married couple who ministered side by side with the Apostle Paul.
The angel of the Lord asked Hagar, “Where are you going and where have you been?” So here’s my story of where I have been and where I am going. It will help you to understand why I am passionate about women’s ministry and women’s roles in our faith communities.
Have you been watching and waiting for an answer to prayer? God is often working in the unseen and unknown. They say seeing is believing. Faith is not seeing and believing still.
Bathsheba was the original Hashtag Me Too. She suffered much but ended well. It was David who paid the heavier price for her one night with the King.
Naomi lost her husband and two sons but gained a true daughter and a place in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.
Sometimes, God surprises us. Insignificant people can have a profound impact and trivial actions can have dramatic results.
Hagar knew where she had been and even returned to an unhappy situation. It was knowing where she was going that made the difference.
She bore the brunt of other’s poor decisions and the consequences of some of her own poor choices. God still cared and met her when and where she needed Him most.
Who poured the oil on Jesus feet and wiped them with her hair? There is more than one story. Here, once again Jesus defended a woman who loved him.