While I honor and respect good men, I also honor and respect good women. I know Jesus does as well.
I share with you the story that Jesus asked us to share about one particular woman:
“And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he (Jesus Christ) sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.
“And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?
“For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
“And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.
“For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.
“She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
“Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.” (Mark 14:3-9)
We never learn her name, yet we do know who she was by what she did. She was a faithful disciple of the Lord who knew and understood why He had come and what was about to happen to Him. She showed Him respect in spite of what others, even members of her own church, said about her. It is my prayer that we also may be showing respect to the Lord when He returns and that He will know us by our having faithfully followed Him while we wait for His return.
“For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.” (Psalms 39:9)
I love that God sent His only begotten Son for me and you. I also know that:
“We are eternal beings. We have no way of comprehending how long we dwelt in the presence of God as his spirit children. We are here in mortality for a moment of testing and trial. Then we will come forth in the resurrection, receive an inheritance in whatever kingdom we deserve, and go on living the commandments to all eternity.
“This life consists of a brief yesterday, a few short hours of today, and a few moments tomorrow. The oldest men among us scarcely live longer than a hundred years. But the life that is to be is forever. It will have no end. Men (and women) will rise from the grave and not die after. Life is eternal, unending; never after the resurrection will the children of our Father taste death.”
“Then shall all men (and women) stand before the bar of the great Jehovah to be judged according to the deeds done in the flesh.” Spencer W Kimball – (1895-1985)
I love that the Lord loves women as well as men. I love that Jesus Christ invites us all to follow Him and be like Him, so that His Father, the Most High God will see that We Love Them and are listening to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit in our own lives.