By PASTOR TIM EATON
When we think of great characters in the Bible, several come quickly to mind: Abraham, Moses, Paul, and of course, Jesus, to name a few. But what about the women? Did you know there are many important women in the Bible? A few with pivotal roles in history are Ruth, Rahab, Esther, and Mary, the mother of Jesus.
These women have a place in the Bible and history itself because of their strong character and great faith. Their roles were not cameos or fluff; they often did the heavy lifting for God’s plans. At one point in history the fate of God’s people – and the line of the Savior himself – were in jeopardy. Who do you think God entrusted with this great dilemma? Esther! She was chosen, “For such a time as this,” (Esther 4:14). With her inner beauty of faith she trusted God and risked herself for the sake of the people that she loved. She foreshadowed the same kind of action from our own Savior – and because of her faith and trust, God’s people were delivered.
Centuries later, when the early church needed a boost, it was Lydia, whose prosperous business and gift of hospitality helped Paul and Silas bring the news of Jesus to more people.
At Edgewater, we want to support and equip today’s women to continue that tradition of faith, trust, and impact set in motion by these women of renown.
Join us for a special Edgewater Women’s Luncheon: “Pearls of Wisdom,” to be held on September 27 at the Eastvale Community Center. The event will feature Tammy Maltby, a renowned author and speaker. Tickets and information are available at EdgewaterEastvale.org.
Edgewater Lutheran Church meets Sundays at 10 a.m., worshipping at Harada Elementary, 12884 Oakdale Street, Eastvale, CA, 92880; http://www.EdgewaterLutheran.org.