Invitation – The Rev’d Sue Davies-Fletcher
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Friday 5th Reflection-Introduce series
Bible: Matthew 1:1-17
I would like to use today’s reflection time to invite you to join us next week for a series of daily video reflections to mark International Women’s Day next Monday.
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911. The campaign theme for this year is ‘Choose to Challenge’. “A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change.”
And so, we thought a series of short reflections, pondering on the lives of five biblical women would inspire us and challenge us all to act with the same boldness, courage, wisdom, integrity, and intelligence as they did.
If you would like to read ahead then on Monday, we will be joining Tamar-a woman of hope, Tuesday, Rahab-a woman of faith, Wednesday, Ruth-a woman of love, Thursday, Bathsheba-a woman who received unlimited grace, and on Friday we will close with Mary, mother of Jesus- a woman of obedience.
You may have noticed they are the five women that God chose to refer to in the list of Jesus’ ancestors in the Gospel of Matthew. (1:1-17) You may like to read that today or take time this weekend to look at the Bible readings for next week-there are at the end of this video.
I look forward to you joining us next week.
Have a lovely week-end
See you soon
Bible Readings for the week:
Day 1-Tamar, a woman of hope, Genesis 38:1-30
Day 2-Rahab, a woman of faith, Joshua 2, 6
Day 3-Ruth, a woman of love, Book of Ruth
Day 4-Bathsheba, a woman who received unlimited grace, 2 Samuel 11:3, 12:24
Day 5-Mary, Mother of Jesus, a woman of obedience, Luke 1:39-56
IWD Website, 2021