As the month of May comes to a close, so does Biblica’s series “Conversations with Daughters of the King.” As many of you have shared, Mother’s Day can be quite joyous, but it can also be clouded with sadness, loss, heartache, longing… – emotions that run the gamut. It was in that spirit that we asked these contributors to speak from their heart, share the hard stuff, and most of all, challenge us all with the raw truths that real women face.
But guess what? They all have something in common: the Truth of God’s Word. In each of the stories we read about God doing just what He says He will do – just what He says in the Bible.
When Brittany Ross was in deep despair after a miscarriage, she could could depend on God’s Word: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).
In Meryl Masterson’s story, when she came to the end of herself, she could cling to: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
When Lindsey Holley, Area Executive Director for Biblica Europe, shared about limitations in leadership and balancing all God has called her to, she leaned on: “The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24).
When Deidre Pujols shared her honest journey of “Becoming Isabella’s Mom,” she could know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the truth over Isabella’s life is: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderfull, I know that full well” (Psalm 139: 13, 14).
In Meghan Layne’s journey of wanting control and letting go of the daily to-do list, the Lord is showing her: “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me” (John 15:4).
Where will we be in six months as she charged us to put the to-do list aside and just REMAIN in HIM?
Biblica’s Area Executive Director, Lydia Munene, shared about leading against many challenges. God was close in instructing her on the humility required in leadership through: “…Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant” (Matthew 20:26).
I speak on behalf of all of our contributors this month when I say to you, dear reader, that we are knit together through God’s great love for us and as members of the family of God. The Word is Truth. There is nothing new under the sun. So we hope and pray that you find a new love for the Word. As you do, tell us what verse is speaking to you. Let’s talk about this together as a family!
Stay tuned for more topics like this in the weeks and months to come. Biblica desires for you to engage with the Bible in a way that transforms your life, day in and day out.
Post below the passage you hold close to your heart. We’ll all benefit from your journey’s verse.