I give honour today to those older Christian women who are the unsung heroes and backbone of our churches. By the time a woman has reached the milestone of 60 years, she has fought many of life’s battles. She knows what struggles are all about. In spite of those troubles, these women have a history of loving and serving others. Without them, our Lutheran Open Door programme would not exist. The presentation of communion services at nursing homes would not exist. Most of the church choir would not exist. The making of prayer shawls and quilts would not exist. Most of the goodies at every church bake sale would not exist and the list goes on. These are examples of living God’s love.
Cathy’s mother was a magnificent illustration of this. Of her seven children, four were mentally challenged. Yet she tirelessly loved her Lord. She sang in the church choir, aided her deacon husband with church affairs, hosted visiting ministers, made the bread for communion and taught Sunday school. Loving women, like these quiet servants of the Christian faith, truly portray John 14:21 by serving those in their families, churches and communities.
Thank you, God, for women who show God's love by living God's commandments. Amen. — G/CW