The Upper Room Devotional for 8th March 2023

The Upper Room Devotional for 8th March 2023

The Upper Room Devotional for 8th March 2023

Welcome!!! The word of God is food to the spirit man. As you read The Upper Room Devotional Today, may the word of the Lord powerfully impact on you.

Monica A. Andermann (New York, USA)

Romans 16:1-15

Every person is important to God.

The Upper Room Devotional for 8th March 2023

Paul wrote, “I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.” – Philippians 4:3 (NRSV)

Are you familiar with the names Jochebed, Shiphrah, and Puah? I didn’t readily recognize these names, but they were key players in Moses’ birth story in Exodus 1. Jochebed was Moses’ birth mother. Shiphrah and Puah were the midwives believed to have attended to his birth, also known to have defied the Pharaoh’s order regarding newborn boys. Yet the names of these courageous women of God are not widely repeated or familiar. In today’s scripture, the apostle Paul expressed his thanks to the church’s faithful workers — many of them women whose names may not be familiar to us.

Likewise, we may not know the names of all the women who make our daily lives a bit easier. Today, on International Women’s Day, take a moment to recognize the women who are there for us each day such as customer service representatives, supermarket clerks, bus drivers, postal workers, crossing guards, police officers, and other first responders. They all play important roles in our lives and communities. Give them a heartfelt “thank you” or offer a silent prayer of gratitude. We may not know their names, but we should never forget how important they are.

God of courage, thank you for all your workers here on earth. May we never take anyone for granted. Remind us to remain grateful, as Paul did, for the contributions of those around us. Amen.

women who make a difference in my life

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