Today's interview feature comes from Wanda of the Wateredsoul.com, where she "shares her thoughts on the three B(s): Bible, Books and Blogging (from a faith perspective)". Read on as she discusses Hannah, her favourite woman of the Bible and what we, as modern women, can learn from her.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE WOMAN OF THE BIBLE AND WHY? WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THAT MODERN WOMEN CAN LEARN FROM HER?
Oh, this is such an interesting question and hard to narrow it down to one. But I would say one of my favorite woman in the Bible is Hannah. I can identify with Hannah’s life because I feel that God has given me so much in this life to be grateful for; yet there are still places of barrenness in my life which I long to be filled.
Hannah was a woman who understood about the duplicity of life– how it can be the worst of times and the best of times simultaneously. Although she had the love and favor of her husband which afforded her a double portion, it didn’t turn her eyes from her empty womb. Nor did it silence the taunting of her rival wife or the inner conflict she felt about her situation. Hannah’s husband couldn’t understand why with all that he had given her she still had discontentment.
Regardless of what stage of life one may be, I think every woman can identify with and learn from Hannah. Her story shows us that full and emptiness can coexist and that, even when others don’t understand our desires or the nature of our soul aches. Jesus offers us a safe place to pour out our troubles. She also exemplifies persistence in prayer and resiliency in the face of adversity.
PLEASE FINISH THE SENTENCE: I AM A CHRISTIAN WOMAN WHO IS…
I am a Christian woman who is on a continuous journey with Jesus to discover all that he has placed within me.
PLEASE FINISH THE SENTENCE: I AM A CHRISTIAN WOMAN WHO IS NOT…
I am a Christian woman who is not without hope.
ANY FINAL WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT?
Wherever you are, God is there with you and He is not intimated by our "I am(s)". When you are feeling sad, sick, doubtful, confused, lonely, happy, we can bring all that we are to Jesus. We do not have to hide anything from him.