Friday, March 23, 2012

We need more women at the table

This week at a graduate level class we were privileged to have the professor's wife at the table. She is a fully called, anointed, ordained missionary as well as preparing for her Doctoral dissertation. Just having a woman at the table has taken the class certain directions and kept it from others.

I came into the Church later in my life and I am glad I came in without the baggage of sexism that still permeates much of Christianity. My mom was a leader inside and outside the home, my wife is a leader inside and outside the home and my two daughters and daughter in law are also leaders inside and outside the home. All the women in my life are leaders and having them at the table for all decisions with full rights and privileges is not only a good thing, but a God thing. My granddaughter's see this modeled in our family and are growing up knowing they are equal in every aspects of life, and in some aspects of life, will be given preference on decisions. (They refer to most all our property and possessions as their grandmother's, and I am actually good with it. Our lake house is, "grand B's house".)

Sunday is Vienna Assembly of God's annual business meeting. For the first time in its 68 years of existence, the church board will consist of all women. (That is, if the nominating committee's recommendations are voted in.) Next year, we may need to pray for a man at the table.

Lord, in Jesus name, we bring sexism before your rule and reign and ask, humbly to break down every barrier to the will of your kingdom rule. May we soon see women at every table of decision making.

Amen.

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