Certain Women and Their Infirmities
During the ministry of Jesus Christ, “certain women” were mentioned alongside the twelve apostles. But it was their special calling as the first to see the empty tomb and witness the resurrection of Jesus Christ that makes us wonder what made these women so special in the eyes of our Savior. The scriptures explain…
“And it came to pass..that he (Jesus) went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities,” (Luke 8:1. Emphasis added)
What do these “evil spirits and infirmities” have to do with how these women were prepared for their unique missions? And more importantly, why did the writers of the gospels feel the need to point out their personal trials?