Thoughts on Women Driving AND Preaching

August 15, 2017

 

I just watched a programme
about women
not being permitted to drive
in Saudi Arabia

nor do many other things

it prompted this...

When Jesus,
the Word Incarnate
(John 1:1-18)

in a garden
on the first day of the week
while it was still dark

(John 20 context
for Jews -
the 'first day of the week'
RECALLS CREATION BEGINNING
particularly 'amid darkness'
Genesis 1:2
the earth was formless and void
AND DARKNESS COVERED
the face of the deep)

so on that day
which recalls
the first Creation
in darkness
Mary fetches
two men...

BUT
it is to Mary
in a garden
still dark
that
the incarnate WORD
GIVES COMMAND

the WORD
- now enfleshed -
who spoke Creation into being

in Genesis 1
"and God said"

that same WORD
says

John 20:17
Jesus said to her,
“Do not hold on to me,
because
I have not yet ascended to the Father.

But go to my brothers
and say to them,

‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father,
to my God and your God.’ ”

He commands a WOMAN
-not the two men
she fetched

the WORD incarnate

in this garden
in his new
resurrected body

gives the command
to announce
to proclaim
the rule of new creation

to a woman

a stunning proclamation
of ASCENSION
of new rule
of authority

John 20:17
Jesus said to HER

HER

“Do not hold on to me,
because
I have not yet ascended to the Father.
But go to my brothers
(male persons)
and say to them,
‘I am ascending to my Father
and your Father,
to my God
and your God.’ ”

In a garden
John 20:17
Jesus said to her,
"Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father.

But go to my brothers

and say to them,

"I am ascending to my Father
and your Father,
to my God and your God.’ ”

John says it was still dark
(John 20:1)

the WORD incarnate
gives a COMMAND
TO A WOMAN

a command to tell the men

TO TELL THE MEN

of HIS exaltation to rule

the ascension

the new-creating WORD incarnate
heralds
his ascension
his authority
through the proclamation
of a woman

through the proclamation
of a woman

please do not defy
the WORD incarnate

now risen

and tell me
women cannot proclaim
to men
the good news
the word of God
that Jesus now rules

the risen WORD incarnate

commanded otherwise

and they can drive too

Let's pray
women in Saudi Arabia
will encounter
the risen
now exalted
WORD incarnate

and know
patriarchy
has been overthrown

while not yet
do we see
everything
subject to HIM


but new light
  is breaking in


 

 

About Mary Elizabeth Fisher: I started following Jesus in 1972 while a journalist for The Courier Mail. I moved overseas in 1977 living in China, the USA, the UK for a little under 30 years. I returned to Australia in 2005. I love being among the nations. I love study. I love encouraging the coming generations. 

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