We are excited to share with you a new weekly feature: Women of the Word Wednesday.
As women in the military community, it is easy to feel like we don’t have a solid place. This is true of women in uniform and wives of service members. There are often services and para-church organizations geared towards the male service member, leaving women in uniform and military wives feeling forgotten. For women in the body of Christ, it can be easy to become discouraged when we look around the military community geared toward men.
But women have a rich history
and valuable place in the
Christian military community!
Women have been an active part of the body of Christ from the very beginning:
- A woman told Pontius Pilate to spare Jesus’ life because he was innocent. (Matthew 27:19)
- Several women watched the process of Christ’s journey to the cross from a distance. (Matthew 27:55-56, Mark 15:40-41, Luke 23:49)
- There were women at the foot of the cross when Jesus died. (John 19:25)
- Women were at the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body with oil and spices. (Mark 16:1-6, Luke 23:55-56)
- Women were the first to hear the news that Jesus was alive, and they were the first people entrusted to tell the news of Jesus’ resurrection to the disciples. (Matthew 28:6-7)
What is lesser known is that women have been a part of military life for as long as militaries have existed. Our new series, Women of the Word Wednesday, will take a look at the lives of Christian women that were:
- in the military (both officially and unofficially)
- military wives of service members
- military children of service members
- military mothers
- a combination of all of the above
We look at these women to draw strength from their stories, wisdom from their choices, and faith in the God they served so that we, too, may be deeply rooted while we walk this military life.
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