There are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. John 21:25 (NKJV)
Christmas is a time to celebrate God’s gift to us. On the theme of maids, eight women received special gifts that changed their lives.
Jesus taught Martha to relax in His presence. She later declared Jesus as the Messiah.
Martha’s sister Mary sat at Jesus’ feet, listening and learning. Worship became visible when she anointed those same feet with oil and dried them with her hair.
An adulterous woman stood condemned to death. Her encounter with Jesus drove out condemnation and placed her on a path forged by forgiveness.
The woman at the well met the Savior and received living water. She became a missionary in her own town.
A woman suffering from twelve-years of bleeding reached out in faith to touch Jesus’ robe. She received instant healing.
Mary Magdalene followed Jesus faithfully after being delivered from demons. On Easter morning she was the first person to whom Jesus appeared, receiving joy for sadness.
Elizabeth, barren for years, conceived in her old age. When Mary visited, carrying Jesus in her womb, Elizabeth’s unborn child leapt, recognizing the presence of the Lord.
And would Christmas be complete without this same Mary, a young virgin who would bear the King? She humbly received the gift and glorified the Lord.
On this eighth day of Christmas, as expectations rise, details beckon, and pressure mounts, consider these simple women who met God. Their stories have been told for millennia. Meet Him in your circumstance. Receive His gift. You will never be the same.
Lord, thank you for the countless miracles you gift us with each day.
© 2013 Katherine A. Fuller