She was a footnote in this chapter of the Jesus Story. But she was NEVER a footnote to Jesus.
And neither are you, as you will be reminded in this poignant PODCAST.
If I had to choose one word to describe this woman — and let me assure you, there are many to choose from, such as desperate, fearful, impoverished, unclean, shunned, rejected, lonely, isolated, alone, damaged — If I had to choose one word to describe this woman, the one word I would choose is invisible.
She was indeed invisible. Totally and completely invisible.
She was invisible to her family, her former friends, her neighbors, her faith community… No one gave a thought to, or cared one whit about, this poor precious woman.
Except for Jesus.
If you have ever been tempted to think that Jesus is mean, harsh, angry, impossible to please, time to meet this woman — who will never look at Jesus the same way again.
And neither will you.
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God bless you as you listen.
Happy New Years Dewey. Just listened to your insightful account of this poor womans dilemma. Thank you for your tender care of her story. Your compassion, insight, and knowledge of the Jewish culture. I learned much, and enjoyed the message, also passed it on to sone friends as most if ys felt invisible at some point in our lives particularly a friend going through deep waters.
Thanks Dewey for sharing your message with all of us. You have been gifted by God! Blessings, ellen K. Ellen Jacobs ________________________________________