I have lady friends who love their beauty sleep. Seems to really work! So, keep on loving it! But there are other sleeping beauties in Jesus’ church that may need awakening. Jesus woke up a sleeping beauty with the kiss of His commission. Once she was awake, Jesus used her to strengthen and prepare His people. I’m hoping this blog post will be the kiss that nudges some sleeping sisters to open their eyes just enough to see prince charming. Maybe you’re one of these sleeping beauties that need a gentle nudge.
I am a better man because I listened to my Christian sisters, female disciples who’ve met Jesus. Jesus’ disciples – His future leaders – were better men because they, too, listened to a woman – Mary of Magdala. Do you want to be a better man, a better follower of the Savior or leader of His people?
Or, due to a religious bias, are you in the habit of downplaying or even dismissing what your Christian sisters have to say? You are missing an opportunity for growth that Jesus has sent your way. Jesus sends women to speak to groups of men, even His leaders. Jesus’ disciples were better leaders because they – as a group – listened to a woman who listened to Jesus and obeyed Him. I’m better because I listened. You’ll benefit in the same way.