• Ed Rose

Women, Jesus and family time

Acts 1:14b (RSV) …together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Women loved Jesus. Judaism was a man’s religion. Women were servants, almost slaves, who depended on their husband for survival. Their worth was measured by how many male children they could birth and their ability to cook, clean and carry water. Jesus changed that. The culture would take time to catch up, and we still haven’t fully made it, but women were equal citizens in God’s kingdom.

And Jesus was a family man. His mother, brothers, and I think his sisters, were in the upper room. When Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection, I’ll bet his family rushed to see him as soon as they heard the news. Can you imagine the family time, the laughter and tears, the sweet communion Jesus had with his mother, his brothers and sisters? Think of all the family stories they had to share. It was a family reunion. I’ll bet they talked of Joseph, Aunt Martha and Cousin John. And family reunions never last long enough. There are always more stories to tell. Now, Jesus is gone and the family waits for comfort, for power, the promise of the Father, the baptism of Holy Spirit.

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? The Holy Spirit, the Holy Comforter is here! May the Holy Spirit enfold you with love and grace. And make you whole again. Amen.

Recent Posts

See All

A Masterful Plot

Was it a choice to forget the sacred words written Now only whispers of what previously was loud Cast His love away when once quite smitten Blocking out the proof of a discarded shroud Caught up in a

Greatest Gifts of Christmas

Rooted in a dream, foretold by a prophet, with endless prayer came true This blessed day the Lord’s angels sang, a message heard and never forgotten Shepherds watched a masterful light gleaming throug

ABOUT US

Christian Poets and Writers discuss ways to build up the church Body of Christ, inspire, strengthen faith, and improve writing in all genres. May God guide our prayers and words of forgiveness, love, and unity in Jesus' Name.

CONTACT US
SUBSCRIBE FOR EMAILS
  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Google+ Icon