Friday, October 7, 2022
“And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.”
Today’s devotion was posted later than anticipated; yet it reminds me of an even greater point…
It is easy to forget about those who have suffered through loss initially after a while. You know… because what they “went through” is over? Though we know that that is not how most people actually feel, we, well-meaning humans, can too often forget about the widows in our circles.
I believe this is why there are so many scriptures that reference that you MUST take care of the widow. The woman whose provider, protector, God-ordained priest, and partner that shared her life with is gone. She may never marry again. He was the one that took care of her. Who will do it now? (and PLEASE DO NOT give me that “women can do what men can” foolishness… we are talking biblical truth here).
What does remembering to care for widows have to do with identity awareness? Easy! Remembering that a significant part of one’s identity has literally died and has to function in this world alone without it is enough. That could one day be you or someone you love. I encourage you to take time today to SIMPLY REMEMBER THE WIDOWS and PRAY FOR THEM TONIGHT!
How aware are you of your current identity?
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Pray for the widows!