Matthew 27:55 -56 MANY WOMEN were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to CARE FOR HIS NEEDS. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.
We live in the era of GENDER EQUALITY. Women, just like men want to be recognized as equal partners and players in the development of our societies. And while this century has given women the opportunity to prove themselves in different fields, there is a place for the woman which has not changed over the years. Yes, each woman no matter what they are professionally has a MINISTRY. And this is every more true for the CHRISTIAN WOMAN. Below are just but a few ministry callings in the bible which are still relevant and necessary for today’s woman.
PRAYER INTERCESSOR – Luke 23:27-28 A large number of people followed him, including WOMEN who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, “DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM, do not weep for me; WEEP FOR YOURSELVES AND FOR YOUR CHILDREN.
MINISTRY FINANCIERS – Luke 8:2-3 And also some WOMEN, who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdelene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s househols; Susanna; and many others. These women were HELPING TO SUPPORT THEM OUT OF THEIR OWN MEANS.
HOSPITALITY – Matthew 8:14-15 When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with fever. He touched her hand and and the fever left her, and she got up and BEGAN TO WAIT ON HIM.
GENEROUS – Acts 9:36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always DOING GOOD AND HELPING THE POOR.
TEACHERS – 2:3-5 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to TEACH WHAT IS GOOD. They they can TRAIN THE YOUNGER WOMEN to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind and to be subject to their husbands, so that no-one will malign the word of God.
CHILDBEARING – 1 Timothy 2:13-15 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But WOMEN will be saved through CHILDBEARING _ if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
As a Christian woman, do you think God has a ministry for you? What is your ministry? Remember: A minister is simply ‘a person who attends to the NEEDS of others.’ That’s what the women did as they followed Jesus to the cross.