This Sunday we continue the Easter theme of “Uprising.” We continue to read Brian McLaren’s book, “We Make a Road by Walking,” and we continue to examine our role in that potential uprising. This Sunday is Mother’s Day; a day set aside to celebrate our moms. Yet over time this Sunday has shifted from simply a day to celebrate Mother’s Day and moved on to become a day we celebrate the Christian home and celebrate the empowerment of women. I believe it’s possible to do all three.
This Sunday I’d like to focus on a few somewhat obscure biblical women, those who are often overlooked, or even unnamed. Yet I don’t want to stop there. My hope is to expand that focus beyond scripture. As much as we can each name women in our world who have been significant, I believe it’s often those who go quietly behind the scenes, out of the spotlight, who have also had an equally powerful influence on us and on the world. So, this Sunday, that’s what we’ll be exploring.
Let’s come together and celebrate our moms, but let’s also celebrate our homes and some of those women who have influenced us in quiet and courageous ways. I look forward to sharing some of their stories. To prepare, please read the first ten verses of Paul’s second letter to young Timothy, specifically II Timothy 1:3-10.