If a couple served together in the Lord’s ministry, a widow might think after her husband dies, how can I serve the Lord now by myself?
A few women when they become widows instantly become wealthy, which can be a blessing or a curse. It can be a ticket to gratifying self by shopping, or traveling, or a channel to use for the glory of God.
I read a devotional called Write the Check. It surprised me when I read that Jesus was helped financially by women.
Luke 8:3 reads, “And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.”
God touched the hearts of these women to give to meet the needs of His son while he ministered on this earth.
I can’t imagine walking up to the Son of God and saying,” I know you and your disciples need to eat today, here is some money to help you.”
They needed funds because Luke 8:1,2 tells us they traveled “throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him.”
So, women who traveled with Jesus, gave to Him. Maybe they did it because they had seen his miracles or had been healed by Him. Or, perhaps their hearts had been touched by the wisdom they heard from our Lord.
Rather than squandering what belonged to them, they chose to invest it in our Lord’s ministry. They became missionaries by giving, traveling with Him, and meeting His needs.
Dear Lord, how can I use my means to minister more effectively for You?