Maybe you’ve never been blessed with children, or your children are no longer here. And you feel sad or left out on Mothers Day, take courage in Christ’s female disciples.
“It came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.” Luke 13:1-3, Matthew 27:55-56, and Mark 15:40-41
No children were ever mentioned with these women, so they weren’t praised for being great mothers but for their faithfulness to Christ.
Jesus treated everyone, male or female, Jew or Gentile, as equally sinful and in need of salvation. Love motivated Him, not issues. He moved through social norms and crossed all lines of prejudice. He was a controversial figure who befriended sinners and touched the untouchable. So it’s no surprise that He had female disciples.
These women gave generously out of their private resources to help provide items needed for the ministry. Some have interpreted it to mean supplying food, clothes, and meals.
Christ welcomed these converts and included them as He toured the country. These women traveled with Jesus and the Twelve, caring for their needs and serving them practically.
Whether a mother or not, all Christian women will be fulfilled serving the Lord.