Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? I sure didn’t. I only recently became aware of this fact because of a Brawny paper towel commercial.
So I’ve been thinking about this idea of celebrating women in the month of March. What does that look like? How can we practically celebrate or honor the various advances women have brought to the world? Then this morning I finished up the book of Job and was struck by something: the names of Job’s daughters were mentioned at the end of the chapter and his sons weren’t.
“And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys. He had also seven sons and three daughters. And he called the name of the first daughter Jemimah, and the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-happuch. And in all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters. And their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.”
Job 42:12-15 (ESV, emphasis added)
These women were honored in their family and their society. They were seen as worthy and important! They were even given an inheritance — how cool is that?!
This is something that I love about God: He cares about women. Throughout the Bible, there are stories of women who saved nations from destruction, who led their families well, and who served others with all they had. There are countless examples of women throughout the Bible who made decisions that had eternal impacts!
Throughout this month, I want to take a look at some of these influential women in the Bible. Some will be well-known, others will be relatively unknown, but all of them had a significant impact on the world. I’m so excited to dive into this with you and celebrate the women who have played such a large part in the faith we share.
Is there a woman in the Bible that you particularly look up to? Let’s chat about her in the comments!