It wasn’t until just recently that I was ministered to as a woman. I had been ministered to as a child, as a teen, and as a college student, but never as a woman. I didn’t realize how badly I needed to be ministered to as a woman until I felt God convicting me to be the Women’s Ministry Director at my church. God revealed to me how badly I needed other godly women in my life and that we should be lifting each other up instead of going through life never connecting. We were disconnected and we were hurting because of it.
It reminds me of the women who were ministered to by Jesus in Luke 8:1-3. These women, some named and some not, were hurting. Some women had “evil spirits” and others had “sicknesses” (Luke 8:2). They had never been ministered to nor healed from their worldly wounds. Enter Jesus Christ, our Savior. He ministered to these women, revealing the power of God through healing. Because of His healing and ministering, these women dropped everything and followed the only One worth following. In verse 3b it says that many of the women “contribut[ed] to their support [Jesus and His disciples] out of their private means [emphasis added].” What wonderful faith these women had! They used their private means, possibly money/food/clothing saved for a rainy day, in order to lift up Christ. One of the women ministered to was Mary Magdalene who was one of the first women there that resurrection morn to proclaim that Christ is risen! From this example, we can see how important ministering to women can be.
Dear sisters, we need to be ministered to. We need to be ministered to as women. We need each other and God has been so faithful to reveal that to me the past few months as I have lead our church’s ladies. I am so glad that Christ ministers to us personally and I am so glad that He gives us godly women to use for His ministering.