Luke 8:1-3 (NIV)
The Parable of the Sower
8 After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; 3 Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’shousehold; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.
Father, Jesus lifted women up from degradation and servitude to the joy of fellowship and service. In Jewish culture, women were not supposed to learn from rabbis but He allowed a group of women to travel with Him and learn from Him, showing that all people are equal in Your eyes. Lord, I embrace my gender because You made me this way and have a purpose for doing so. I rejoice in the fact that i can learn from You & serve You even as a woman because You give equal importance to everyone whether male or female. May I honor You in all that i do, through & in spite of the femininity that You have given me.