parade of purple

If you think of all the women gone before us…it’s like seeing a parade of “who’s who” pass by. Consider biblical real-life women like Eve, Noah’s wife, Sarah, Rebekah, Ruth and Hannah, Abigail and Bathsheba (both wives to King David), Queen Esther, Elizabeth, Mary mother of our Lord and Mary Magdalene, Lydia (seller of purple) and Lois, Priscilla.

Women of faith and courage; servants affected by sin. Royal daughters of God Almighty, moved by his Spirit. Each born for “such a time as this” with a purpose to live out. Some prayed earnestly for a child, others were chosen to bear one of special calling. Like us, they suffered deep grief and struggled with life’s challenges. By God’s grace, they obeyed his word for their lives, even when walking in the dark.

I dress in their stories patterned and purple as night.

Prosery prompt at  dVerse with (last) line taken from Kimberly Blaeser’s poem, “When We Sing of Might”. Please read more about Ms. Blaeser here.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. janicead
    Dec 13, 2021 @ 00:43:28

    Our foremothers were examples of faith.


  2. calmkate
    Dec 08, 2021 @ 14:04:19

    a delightful tribute to the women of your faith!


  3. Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit
    Dec 08, 2021 @ 03:31:24

    A wonderful tribute.


  4. ben Alexander
    Dec 08, 2021 @ 02:48:03

    How inspiring, Lynn – those are some good role models to follow 🙂



  5. Ingrid
    Dec 07, 2021 @ 12:46:33

    Oh yes, the women of history have many an unheard story to tell!


  6. msjadeli
    Dec 07, 2021 @ 12:10:19

    ❤ I love the strength the women walked with, despite walking in darkness.


  7. dorahak
    Dec 07, 2021 @ 11:36:17

    You’ve taken this prompt to its zenith with this meditation on women of faith, “each born for ‘such a time as this’ with a purpose to live out.” They walked “in the dark” through grief and struggles, even as we do. They give us their stories to strengthen us to walk as they did: by the grace of God.💝


  8. rothpoetry
    Dec 07, 2021 @ 09:35:33

    A wonderful use of the prompt, Lynn. Women of faith who overcame and went on to be remembered through the ages. Well done.


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