We hope you are keeping well and that you are not feeling burdened at this difficult time. God promises to support and help us through every trial, and while we are currently walking through such a difficult period in history we can thank our Lord for his generous promises, such as: “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you’” (Isaiah 41:13). We know that God is indeed with us in all the small things of everyday life. This is something we learn on our knees when we need God every moment of the day, let alone when a crisis hits.
As women, we can sometimes feel challenged by the responsibilities we are positioned to undertake. Kylie Isaacs kindly brought the below blog post to our attention, written by Heather Farrell, and we thought it worth sharing on our blog page….
Our prayers and blessings to you all…
Valerie and Glenda.
God Comes to Women in the Ordinary Things
Have you ever noticed how in the Scriptures men are always going up into the mountains to commune with God? Yet in the Scriptures, we hardly ever hear of women going to the mountains, and we know why – right? Because the women were too busy keeping life going; they couldn’t abandon babies, meals, homes, fires, gardens, and a thousand responsibilities to make the climb into the mountains.
I was complaining about this to a friend the other day, saying that even as a modern woman, I feel like I’m never *free* enough from my responsibilities, never in a quiet enough, or holy enough spot to have the type of communion I want with God. Her response floored me. “That is why God comes to women. Men have to climb the mountain to meet God, but God comes to women where ever they are.”
I have been pondering on her words for weeks and have searched my Scriptures to see that what she said is true. God does indeed come to women where they are, when they are doing their ordinary, everyday work. He meets them at the wells where they draw water for their families, in their homes, in their kitchens, in their gardens. He comes to them as they sit beside sickbeds, as they give birth, care for the elderly, and perform necessary mourning and burial rites.
Even the women at the empty tomb, who were the first to witness Christ’s resurrection, were only there because they were doing the womanly chore of properly preparing Christ’s body for burial. In this seemingly mundane and ordinary task, these women found themselves face to face with divinity.
So, if like me you ever start to bemoan the fact that you don’t have as much time to spend in the mountains with God as you would like, remember, God comes to women. He knows where we are and the burdens we carry. He sees us, and if we open our eyes and our hearts, we will see Him, even in the most ordinary places and in the most ordinary things.
And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
Matthew 8:14, 15
Re-posted with permission.
Original Written By Heather Farrell (The Transformed Wife)