For this week’s blog, we’re returning to the Gospel series from a pepper’s point of view. We’ll continue with mental preparedness next week so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it!
This week we’re focusing on the book of Luke. What I love most about this gospel is that Luke included more women throughout the story. He recognized their importance and brought them to the forefront at times. Their stories were just as important during Jesus’s ministry as His disciples’.
The book starts off with Luke giving us more details about the birth of John the Baptist then moves into Mary’s story. I like to think Luke had great respect for the women in his life. Especially for Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Other women included Anna–the prophetess (ch 2), Peter’s mother-in-law (ch 4), Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna, Herod’s household manager’s wife (crazy!), and others who had the money to provide during Jesus’s time teaching (ch 8).
My favorite though, is the story of Mary and Martha in chapter 10. Although Martha did what she thought was the right thing to do as the hostess, she still missed that her sister, Mary, chose the correct way to spend her evening. Mary sat at the feet of Jesus and listened to His teachings. Jesus included Mary with the rest of His party.
Even at the end of the book, the group of women were the first ones to learn that Jesus had resurrected from the dead and told to tell the others. They became the first witnesses.
Why this topic?
You’re probably wondering what this has to do with prepping. For Matthew, I talked about always being ready and for Mark, I went over being willing to go even if God asks us to leave everything behind.
Here for Luke, I want you to see that Jesus revealed to Luke the important role women have. Whether Luke was a mama’s boy and saw their importance at a young age or Jesus opened his eyes to this fact during His ministry, Luke included their stories because we needed to read them.
In the prepper world, men seem to have the dominant voice. Yes, they have great insight to this world and I’m thankful for the information they’re willing to share, but women have an important role as well. We have a unique perspective to prepping that men don’t have. Like making the house now in prepping mode still feel like a home, actually collecting what’s important or overlooked, or even feminine hygiene.
Jesus included women in His ministry and we have things to say, especially in the prepper world.
Throughout my research, I’ve only been able to find a handful of women with platforms to share their insights but I’m so happy to have found them!
Definitely check these women out for yourself! They have vaults full of knowledge that I’m still learning and I’m thankful to know these women exist to encourage others on this journey to preparedness.
If you know of others, please send their socials my way! I’d love to expand my list of prepper women.
What about you?
In my own personal life, I’m working to expand my tribe of prepper ladies no matter how far along the journey they are. We tend to learn best with others around us and I encourage you to also look for women in your area that are on the prepper journey as well. Even if they aren’t in your face about it.
I’m still on the lookout for other single ladies that are prepping their homes. The three mentioned above are all married and a couple have families. It’s rare to see a single prepper woman with a platform but this is where God has placed me because I’m sure there are more of us out there.
Forward this blog post to other single ladies in your tribe who need encouragement. God has granted us unique voices in this world and we need to be heard!
Next week we’ll continue with mental preparedness in every day scenarios. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it!
Until next time, happy prepping!