Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christ and women.....

Breton, Jules (1827-1906) - 1882 End of the Working Day (Brooklyn Museum of Art, NYC)"...Gaius also proceeded, and said, I will now speak on the behalf of women, to take away their reproach. For as death and the curse came into the world by a woman, (Genesis 3), so also did life and health: God sent forth his Son, made of a woman. Yea, this sex in the Old Testament coveted children, if happily this or that woman might be the mother of the Saviour of the world. I will say again, that when the Saviour was come, women rejoiced in him, before either man or angel. (Luke 1:42-46). I read not that ever any man did give unto Christ so much as one groat; but the women followed him, and ministered to him of their substance. (Luke 8:2-3). ‘Twas a woman that washed his feet with tears, (Luke 7:37-50), and a woman that anointed his body at the burial. (John 11:2; 12:3). They were women who wept when he was going to the cross,( Luke 23:27), and women that followed him from the cross, (Matthew 27:55,56; Luke 23:55), and sat over against his sepulchre when he was buried. (Matthew 27:61). They were women that were first with him at his resurrection-morn, (Luke 24:1), and women that brought tidings first to his disciples that he was risen from the dead. (Luke 24:22,23). Women therefore are highly favored, and show by these things that they are sharers with us in the grace of life."
Pilgrims's Progress part 2
By John Bunyan

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