Friday, December 06, 2013

Daily Gospel Devotional 2013: Women of worth

Matthew 27:55-56 / Mark 15:40-41 / Luke 23:49…

Here they are, these women who had helped support the ministry of Jesus, with Him until the very end. They followed Him all the way to the cross. As everyone else ran away they continued to draw near. The people of the day marginalized them as insignificant, but the Word of God marks them as entirely significant, even naming their names. 

In our day, many of the “name” people, those who seem to have access to titles and achieve the tributes, run away scared when Jesus may cost them their position in life or standard of living. Some “celebrities” won’t get their hands dirty, while the meek and lowly will rise up and fill the void. This proves a point about whom God actually uses (1 Corinthians 1:26-29).

The world, even the church world, may try and marginalize you for your gender, race, age, social status, educational background, or any other of a number of things, but Jesus doesn’t do that at all (Acts 2:17-18). In Christ, the barriers to drawing close to God have been broken down (Ephesians 2:11-22). When everyone else seems to run away, you can run ahead (James 4:7-8).

You don’t have to let others limit you. Certainly, they may mock your credentials, they may put you at the back of the building, and they may dismiss your devotion. But you don’t need their permission or endorsement. You don’t have to have a seat at their table to find a place at the Throne. You can draw near to God without fear, and with faith (Hebrews 4:16, 10:22).

Don’t worry about being noticed by others. Your worship is worth it to God. 

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