Today is International Women’s Day. Lately, it seems like every day is a national day for something or other—cheeseburgers, friendship, clowns—but this day warrants much attention. This is not a day to shrug off as frivolous.
When I think back over my life, I see how I was molded and shaped by women. Mothers, sisters, relatives, and friends, created in the image of God, make an unfathomable impact on our lives.
I cannot imagine my life without the women who have shared it with me. I cannot imagine a world without their contributions.
As we look to Jesus and the Gospels, we see an empowering, affirming view of the value of women. For His time and place, the fact that Jesus kept company with women was revolutionary. He had friends who were women. Women helped to finance and spread His message throughout the world, and they helped to build the church by their service and hard work. For Jesus, there was never a question about the value of women in His kingdom.
Today and every day, thank God for the women in your life—the ones who have raised, molded, taught, and shaped you for all of your years on earth. Call them, text them, and show them how much they mean to you.
In this, may we follow in the footsteps of Jesus, our Savior, who welcomed women as His disciples and friends.
-Brian for Faith In Store