Each time I gather with women, I feel the presence of women who’ve gathered together for centuries, across the world.
Women get it. They know the healing power of soup after a loved one dies. They know ice cream, cookies and lots of chocolate can help heal a broken heart. They know the magic of coffee for the bleary-eyed mom of a newborn. They know the perfect book to recommend, which laugh-out-loud meme to share, and the random text to send to remind a friend she or he is not alone.
They know the goodness of quilts, care packages and homemade cookies. They know the beauty of Bible study groups where you show up tired, frustrated and overwhelmed, but are met with words of welcome and love: “We’re glad you’re here.”
Women get it. That’s why I continually find myself with the women. I need their faith. I need their presence. I need their tears and their laughter. Most importantly, I need them to show me Christ.
I keep finding myself with the women. And in them, I find myself in Christ.
This message is an excerpt from “I keep finding myself with the women” by Kimberly Knowle-Zeller in the April 2019 issue of Gather magazine.
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