“Guide older women into lives of reverence so they end up as neither gossips nor drunks, but models of goodness. By looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous and pure, keep a good house, be good wives. We don’t want anyone looking down on God’s Message because of their behavior” (Titus 2:3-5 | MSG).
A few days ago I mentioned that in the book Giddy Up, Eunice author Sophie Hudson chose the story of Elizabeth and Mary (Luke 1:5-56) as one illustration of women needing other women to listen, to encourage, and to pray for each other. And sometimes that woman doesn’t look at all like what we’d expect.
“Everybody — no matter the age –craves a safe place with safe people…. When the Holy Spirit in one woman recognizes and responds to the Holy Spirit in another woman, safe places become sacred spaces…. There’s freedom to share our real lives and our real circumstances.” – Sophie Hudson, Giddy Up, Eunice; Chapter 2