What if women were present in the place of men during some of the interactions between Jesus and the people of His time?
Imagine Jesus explaining to a woman about how man needed to come to God by being born again? “Oh, I’m not going to go through THAT again!” she might blurt out before Jesus would have time to explain.
Or, when those five thousand people showed up to hear Jesus speak, and Jesus asked his followers if they could buy enough bread to feed everyone? If the disciples were women, they probably would have disappeared to run home and cook up a lunch.
At the last supper, as Jesus was breaking and passing bread around the table, it would be just like a woman to say something like, “Oh, my Lord, this is lovely pita bread. Can I have the recipe?”
Last week at our first LOL Bible Study, we learned how God made us purposefully and individually. We are all unique! He also made us specifically male and female. We are all different! We can laugh at our differences, but we should also celebrate them. If there is someone you idolize and would love to be ‘just like them’ – well you can use them as an example of some ways that you would like to be like – but why would God want to make you exactly the same as someone else when He’s already made one of those already?
Women do things differently than men. And that’s okay. Women are nurturers and more creative. We can be useful servants of Christ – just in different ways than men.
This week the LOL Bible Study is going to look at how women were treated in the time of Jesus. We are also going to take a look at how women may have been portrayed through the ages, and today as well. You may be surprised to know that Jesus actually treated men and women equally and gave a voice and respect to women!
Stay tuned to my blog if you want to hear more of what we are learning through bible study. Join us if you can – Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9pm.
Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.