In honor of Women's History Month, we begin a new series in our blog post on women in the Torah - primarily women in the book of Genesis. We will be drawing inspiration from Stephen Binz's book Women of the Torah, so I encourage you to buy it, though it won't be necessary to have it in order to follow along and participate. Our Scripture passages will be brief and these postings will be brief.
Please participate by posting comments here or in Facebook. Bible study and prayer can both be richer when shared with others. Men, don't tune out just because this month will be about some of the women in the Bible. Men's and women's perspectives also enrich one another when shared.
There are many fewer women mentioned in the Old Testament than men. Men of the time had greater power and status than women. Those who merited mention must have been exceptional.
Tomorrow we will begin with a specific passage (Genesis 1:26- 2:3). Today, let us begin with prayer. Holy Spirit, guide us and inspire us as we begin to spend this month with our remarkable female ancestors in the faith. May we join in their journeys, laughing and crying with them, learning more about you and growing closer to you. We dedicate this time of prayer and study to you. Thank you for being with us every step of the way for there is none like you.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.