Bold Women’s Day is observed annually on the fourth Sunday of February. It celebrates all Lutheran women who have acted or are acting boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. Some women are bold in their unceasing prayers. Other women are bold in their service to those in need. Still, other women are bold in their advocacy or through their hospitality. Whether you live out your bold story of faith in the workplace, family or community, your faith compels you to make a difference in the lives of others. It’s all about living out your baptismal call, about being a disciple of Christ.
Be bold, take risks because of the gospel, but believe more boldly still in Christ Jesus; that’s what Luther tells us. And that’s what Women of the ELCA celebrates through Bold Women’s Day: women who are bold, women who take risks on account of the gospel, women who believe more boldly still in Jesus Christ.
This message is adapted from Women of the ELCA’s Bold Women’s Day resource. Today is Bold Women’s Day and the Transfiguration of Our Lord. The readings are Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; Psalm 99 (alternate); 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9.