Female Biblical Characters


Ruth Jacob


Jesus said
Whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
(Matthew 12:50)

What about his mother - how might we be like her?

Mary and Jesus went to a wedding, which they must have done numerous times before.

Mary had brought Jesus up and lived with him for 30 years or more, during most of which nothing extraordinary had happened and he had performed no miracles at all.  Yet on this occasion, Mary expected something.  She may not have known exactly what, but she knew Jesus was going to do something he had never done before.

Something no one had ever done before.  None of the prophets had done anything like turning water into wine.  This was an entirely new thing that she was expecting, and she wasn't disappointed.

And then the very first miracle that Jesus does is not a utilitarian one - healing or bringing a dead person back to life or feeding the hungry. It is an act that demonstrates the abundance of God, not just his sufficiency!   Something that had never been seen before.  And Mary expected that!

This is what was said of his mother:

Blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
(Luke 1:45)