Here are the final six short stories of godly women, written by my friend Katy W. I hope you are blessed by them.
7. "She is always sitting at the feet of Jesus,” people often say when they talk of this woman. The seventh woman is Mary of Bethany. Luke 10:38-39 tells how she was constantly at the feet of Jesus; and how she was always listening intently to the Teacher’s words, drinking them in. John chapter 12 tells us of Mary and her hungry heart for the Lord. In this story she came and anointed the feet of Jesus with priceless ointment. Her character is to be admired, because she shows us how to humbly worship God and she also shows how Jesus is worth the expense of giving something costly.
"But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:42)
(I also am reminded of the alabaster box. Read Matthew 26:7 for details of the story.)
8. “I am sorry my Lord, for my husband’s foolishness." Abigail, the eighth woman, kneels in apology to David for her husband foolish refusal when David was hiding from Saul and asked for some simple hospitality. I Sam 25:13-35 tells how Abigail quickly, and wisely gathers food and humbly makes an apology before David and his men. Ironically, in the end Nabal dies, because of his foolishness; and Abigail becomes the wife of David. Talk about a biblical love twist. Abigail’s character is to be admired for her quick, hasty wisdom in behalf of her foolish husband.
9. “Oh, how I wish I hadn’t chosen to eat the fruit,” Eve, the ninth woman named, must have thought many times decades later. The first mother of all, sinned in the garden and was separated from God because of it; yet, she was known, not only for disobeying God and eating the fruit when she had the opportunity of being able to walk in a perfect garden with God; but she was also known for being blessed with being the very first mother on earth. Genesis 2-4 tells Eve’s story. This beautiful, sad story teaches everyone a lesson that sin must be punished. Eve's character is to be admired for her lesson in choices and her courage to go on even though she sinned. She kept going and learned from her mistakes.
10. “How am I to believe I am going to have a baby? I am too old,” Sarah, the tenth woman must have thought this when she heard of her pregnancy at 91 years old. Genesis 21 tells us of Isaac and his miraculous birth and how Sarah learned never to doubt God. With man, having a baby at 91 seems ridiculous and physically unheard of; but with God, anything can happen; and it did. Sarah’s character is to be admired for her learning to never doubt what God can do and the faith in knowing He can do anything.
11. "Praise the Lord for he has helped us defeat the enemy," Deborah, the eleventh woman, must have sung. Judges 4 tells of her story. She was a wonderful example of godly leadership and standing up for what is right. She was encouraging Barak as he led these men out and defeated Sisera and delivered them all from the Canaanites. She showed awesome encouragement, leadership. I admire Deborah, for her character of womanly godly leadership, stepping up when no one else would.
12. "I will go." This was the twelfth woman’s willing reply. Rebekah was willing to go to a far land to be a wife to a husband she didn’t even know. Yet she trusted God and her parents and her own judgment and willingness to go, as well. She followed the Lord’s leading and in the end was blessed with the great responsibility of helping to prolong Abraham’s seed. Talk about the pressure of motherhood!
Genesis 24:15-56 tells that Rebekah was sought for and brought, as a wife for Isaac, and it says she was a comfort to Isaac in his mother’s death. It sounds kind of sweet don’t you think?
I admire Rebekah’s character for her willingness and servant’s heart to go far beyond the normal. She was blessed with being the mother of the first set of twins mentioned in Bible. She, like these other women mentioned above, left a legacy behind even, if they didn't really know it.
Let Your Legacy Live On, Ladies,