. . . and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.
—Luke 8:2-3 (NIV)
A few years ago, I was in a land where the Gospel of Christ has had little impact at all. As I was passing by, I saw an ox pulling a plow and as I reached a certain angle where I could see the other beast yoked to the oxen, I saw that it was a woman. The men were all playing checkers out in front of the house.
This exemplifies the world without the Bible. This is why so many women have loved and followed Christ—because He has lifted them up and given them a nobility. Today there are more women in American colleges than men. What would Plato say about that?
In ancient times, a woman was simply the property of her husband, and then, Christ was born of the Virgin Mary. Christ called unto Himself woman to be his fellow-laborers and friends in His ministry. It was a woman who was first given to see the resurrected Christ and to announce it to the world, and it was His Gospel that said there is neither male nor female. This has utterly changed the view of women.
Question to ponder: Do you see the difference Jesus has made in how women are treated?