Discipleship and accountability are important parts of the Christian life. Men and women ministering side-by-side is certainly a beautiful thing, but there are benefits to women being around other women. There’s a poem written by an unknown author where a young boy asks why his mom cries. Below is an excerpt from that poem, where God responds by explaining:
"When I made the woman she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort. I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children. I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart. I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly. And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed..."
As women, we need one another to remind us of these things. At Bethel, our women meet for Chat ‘N’ Chew once a quarter. It’s a great time of sharing culinary favorites, enjoying relationship-building activities, and seeking God’s desire for us as individuals and as sisters in a church. Our hope is to challenge one another in a way that will impact the lives of those around us for Jesus Christ, whether it be at home, work, play and even at church.
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