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We are at the end of a week with Daily Devotionals talking about tools of worship.   We women have so many tools that are unique just to women.   I can think of more than a few.  Tenderness, “woman’s intuition,” multitasking, seeing needs in others through the eyes of a woman, to name a few.  Sure men have some of these tools or even all of them, but they are applied much differently from the viewpoint of a woman.

My kids asked me the other day why I always like the crusty corners of the casseroles for dinner.  I don’t, but I have never thought to take the best for myself and leave the “crusty corners” for my family.

So many women in the Bible took the “crusty corners” too.  They sacrificed and gave their best to others.

Luke 8:1-3 tells us this,  “ Now it came to pass afterward, that [Jesus] went through every city and village, preaching and bringing glad tidings of the kingdom of God.  And the twelve were with Him, and certain women…Mary called Magdalene…Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod’s household, Susanna, and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.

Joanna and Susanna are not common women but they are self-sacrificing.  They followed Jesus from one village to another to help out Jesus and the disciples.  They supported Him out of their own means.  Mary Magdalene was there helping and serving too.  Jesus had sent demons out of her and she was there to worship Him in the way she knew how.  Sacrificial Service.  Giving of herself.  She was enjoying the “crusty corners.”  She was giving her best to Jesus.

During Lent this year, let’s enjoy some “crusty corners” together.  Let’s give ourselves as a sacrifice to the service to God and worship Him with giving Him our best.

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