God meets women in the ‘ordinary’

I read this beautiful encouraging reminder that in the midst of the ‘mundane’ activities typically reserved for women, God the father, God the son, Jesus and God the Holy Spirit, meet us right where we are.
Women are blessed with numerous examples of Jesus meeting women in the midst of ‘womanly activities’. John’s account of the woman at the well is just one example (John 4).
How beautiful is it that God meets us even in these ordinary activities and all we need is for our hearts to be open and more aware of His presence.
Below is a repost from Astrid Tonche. See the original post here.

Have you ever noticed how in the scriptures men are always going up into the mountains to commune with the Lord?

Yet in the scriptures we hardly ever
hear of women going to the mountains.
But we know why — right?

Because the women were too busy
keeping life going;
they couldn’t abandon babies,
and a thousand responsibilities to make the climb into the mountains!

I was talking to a friend the other day,
saying that as modern woman
I feel like I’m never “free” enough
from my responsibilities,
never in a quiet enough space
I want with God.

Her response floored me,
“That is why God comes to women.
Men have to climb the mountain to meet God, but God comes to women where ever they are.”

I have been pondering on her words for weeks and have searched my scriptures
to see that what she said is true.
God does in deed come to women
where they are,
when they are doing their ordinary,
everyday work.

He meets them at the wells
where they draw water for their families,
in their homes,
in their kitchens,
in their gardens.

He comes to them
as they sit beside sickbeds,
as they give birth,
care for the elderly,
and perform necessary mourning and burial rites.

Even at the empty tomb,
Mary was the first to witness Christ’s resurrection,
She was there because she was doing the womanly chore of properly preparing Christ’s body for burial.

In these seemingly mundane
and ordinary tasks,
these women of the scriptures found themselves face to face with divinity.

So if — like me — you ever start to bemoan the fact that you don’t have as much time to spend in the mountains with God as you would like. Remember, God comes to women. He knows where we are and the burdens we carry. He sees us, and if we open our eyes and our hearts we will see Him, even in the most ordinary places and in the most ordinary things.

He lives. And he’s using a time such as this to speak to women around the world.

5 thoughts on “God meets women in the ‘ordinary’

  1. Thank you so much for this reminder -very refreshing to know that no matter which stage of life we have reached or at anywhere we find ourselves in our daily lives, God can reach out to us -we just need to have a receptive heart -God bless you sis xxxx

  2. Oh! This is indeed refreshing. To know that I must not be in a quiet place before I meet my father. Thank you for this piece it really ministered to me. God bless you

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