Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Remembering and Celebrating Women's Ministry
Romans 16:6-16
Mrs. Roshin Abraham
W/O of Rev. Larry Varghese
Horeb MTC, Los Angeles, CA
6 Greet Mary, who has worked very hard among you.

This passage is Paul’s personal greeting to all his Roman brothers and sisters in Christ who had worked tirelessly for the building of God’s kingdom or had taken risks for the sake of the cross. As we celebrate another Sevika Sangham Day, let us remember the crucial role that our mothers and grandmothers have played in passing on the torch of faith. These women  sacrificed time and energy, praying and interceding on bended knees so that their children and grandchildren can live comfortably.
           We speak highly of the faith of our mothers and grandmothers. What about the faith of our current generation? Amidst our busy schedules, how can we, as women, contribute to the building up of faith in our families and communities? First, it requires us to walk with the Lord and live by the Word. Second, we need to pray for our children and family as well as pray with our children and family. Third, we need to work hard on whatever task we have been entrusted with. We are not called to be callous or take our job lightly, but to toil. We put in our 100% at work, why not do the same for God’s kingdom?
           Some of us may be entrusted with a little and some with a lot. Some are called to teach or preach, and some to minister to their family. Some women are called to be lay leaders, some to minister to the society at large. Whatever  may be our role, let us take it sincerely and seriously.


Lord, help us to appreciate and support the women in our lives who have helped to build up our faith. And help us, women, never to get complacent or callous about our role in the building of Your kingdom, but to be diligent and committed. This we ask in Jesus name. Amen.

The first voice a child hears is its mother’s; may it also be a voice that teaches and passes on faith.