I had an article called “The Four Faithful Women Who Open Exodus” published on The Wilting Rose Project recently!
This particular piece has an interesting history. I actually first wrote it almost two years ago. When I was reading Exodus, I was very excited to notice that God was working through several women in the first two chapters, so 14-year-old Eliana wrote a post about them.
The post was much shorter then, and I was planning to use it as a backup blog post in case I didn’t have anything else ready. At some point, it lost its charm and ended up sitting in my Google Docs collecting metaphorical dust, and I never used it.
Last fall, I decided to pull it out and get some more feedback on it. Since then, I have revised it from a short piece that would have been great for 14-year-old Eliana to a piece that goes more in-depth on how God displayed His glory in the lives of these four Hebrew women.
In their own words, The Wilting Rose Project’s goal is to encourage other young women and let them know that broken is beautiful, that wilted is not worthless, and that because of Christ’s death and resurrection, they are perfect and beloved by the King. I am super excited to work with them.
Since I now intern as the post publisher at TWRP, I let my article be their backup post for a little while too. ? But now it’s finally up! Here’s a sneak peek.
It’s not easy being a girl. The way our society works, certain personal experiences, and how media portrays us tend to make us feel more like products than children of God. We might have the head knowledge that we are made in God’s image and He can use us in His glorious plan, but looking at the world around us, it’s easy to feel helpless.
In a lot of ways, things are also better for women in the modern day world than they used to be. We can read about so many men in the Old Testament who too treated women like products. These women didn’t even have the right to vote—and in many cases it was their own king mistreating them.
And we continue reading, and we see all these great men God used to do wonderful things. Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Samuel—how many can you list off the top of your head?
Dear Rose, if the world we live in has made you feel weak, powerless, you’re not alone. But the truth is that we too are made in God’s image, we too can be adopted as beloved children of God, and we too can be empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve in God’s glorious plan.
See more of my published works here.