Since the creation of the world, women have played a very important role in shaping the civilization and culture of people. The role of women in society may change from time to time, but the influence of women has always been significant.
The Bible tells of women who positively influenced others. Hadassa, the orphan who was born to slavery, became the queen of Persia. As Queen Esther, she glowed as a beautiful star among the ' heathen people. She sought to protect God's children, even under penalty of losing the throne and her life. Her life reflected the divine personality of Christ Himself. She had the courage and determination to pursue the goal of saving her people.
Others who exerted fearlessness and energy and influenced the course of history through their femininity and religiosity include Abigail and Ruth. Abigail, under the risk of losing her own life, sent her servants and went with them to deliver food to David and his men after her husband had refused them. The Lord was with her. The reward was the generosity of the king and divine approval (Samuel 25:2-42). Ruth was a companion and friend to her mother-in-law and God greatly blessed her. Her sweet nature and unselfishness reflected God's divine nature (Ruth 1:16-22).
Today, we have a noble challenge to accept. We are women, and we face similar situations as those of women past. When interacting with others, when unraveling problems, when solving difficult dilemmas, the Lord wants us to reflect His Divine nature. He wants our characters to be noble so others may see Him through us.
Today our Lord invokes us to unify our efforts and march fearlessly and with determination in any endeavor He has given us. We have a people to save! We have an hour-glass of time flowing quickly by! We have a world cursed by sin, and above all, we have inside ourselves "women" who may reflect the divine nature of our Lord: "And so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish" (Esther 4:16).
Let us march, dear friends of the ministry, and the Lord will give us the reward in the eternal home.