Occasionally I write a post and later think I should have included another word or thought. There are so many directions I could choose to go in. So, when I think of the Bible and it’s importance in the plan of God, I am just in awe. God used men inspired by Holy Spirit to write the words that we would need, in order to discover and maintain a relationship with God Almighty. What power and responsibility laid at the feet of the men who while unaware of how their obedience would affect us, simply recorded these accounts. I am sure God included every word that we needed. He’s certainly not wringing his hands wondering why he did not add something else.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” -2 Timothy 3:16
“…If anyone adds anything to what is written here, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book. And if anyone removes any of the words from this book of prophecy, God will remove that person’s share in the tree of life…” -Revelations 22:18-19
The Bible is the complete Word of God.
The fact that God did not forget anything is comforting to me as I attempt to write about Noah’s wife, because she is not named in the Bible. Some of the annals of history give her name, but not Wikipedia, and we all know that is a standard for today’s inter
net browsing world. Think about it, Noah is named. His sons Shem, Ham and Japheth are named, but Noah’s wife and daughters-in-law are not. I thought, maybe it was a cultural thing at the time, but Eve was mentioned and so were many women after her. So what’s this lady’s story?
Perhaps she represents many of us quietly leading our lives today, fulfilling roles and meeting our responsibilities as a spouse, a parent, a sibling, friend, employee, servant, yet still invisible to most. However, if we weren’t here to do our roles, we would be missed by somebody.
Noah’s wife was in a role of supporting the visionary. It is a wonderful thing to have a vision and pursue it. But, if you don’t have a vision, someone in your life does. Will you support the vision or hinder it? I choose to believe that Noah’s wife was there encouraging Noah. She’d heard him as he talked about hearing from God, though she still wasn’t sure why God would have him build an ark or what was to come.
Who in your life has a vision? Is it a child with big dreams or an aspiring business owner? Is it your Pastor or boss? How can you encourage them? Are you okay working in the background? Will you be alright if nobody knows your name?
Christine Caine is an author and international speaker who delivered a powerful message a few years ago at reCreate Women’s Conference. Though world renowned today, she was born unwanted and unnamed.
Christine recounted the story found in Luke 7:36-50. An unnamed woman, who was living a sinful lifestyle was in Simon’s house. Verse 44 speaks about Jesus, “Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, ‘Do you see this woman?'” Jesus didn’t just look at her, but he “saw” her. Disregarding any labels man may have given her, Jesus looked beyond the surface and revealed His love for the woman.
Whether the Bible mentioned Noah’s wife by name is not as important as knowing God saw her and included her in the initial salvation of His people.
For some of us, just knowing that God sees us is enough. We just want our name to be included in the Lamb’s book of life.
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Cassandra Woods is an inspirational author and speaker who has seen God’s word become real in her own life. She finds great joy in sharing God’s love with other women and encouraging them to develop an intimate relationship with God. Cassandra is married to Christopher and is the mother of four young adults. To read more about her, click here.
Cancer diagnosis. Company downsizing. Financial challenges. These are just a few of the storms that Cassandra, alongside her husband, found herself in.
What do you do when you’ve cried out to God, and the only response you can seem to get is silence? What do you do when life throws its worst punches at you? The answer is simple:You Rise Up!