“Miriam celebrated, leading the dance with tambourines after the Egyptians were drowned in the Red Sea,” suggested Jennifer.
Melanie chimed in, “Elizabeth felt the baby in her tummy jump in delight when the mother of her Lord came to visit.”
Lynn needed suggestions for the next volume in their inspirational collection. Women of the Bible display specific fruit of the Spirit in given circumstances in “The Essence of Courage.” For those who have read it, you already know the arrival of the next book, “The Essence of Joy,” is scheduled for October. Challenged to find the perfect woman in the Bible to represent ‘celebration,’ Lynn visited Cinnamah-Brosia’s Coffee Cottage asking her and her friends for their thoughts. Miriam and Elizabeth represent their first thoughts. Amazing women for sure — you met them in “The Essence of Courage” representing gentleness and joy respectively.
God’s word says much about celebration. Consider Psalm 149:1-4 from The Message
Hallelujah! Sing to God a brand-new song, praise him in the company of all who love him. Let all Israel celebrate their Sovereign Creator, Zion’s children exult in their King. Let them praise his name in dance; strike up the band and make great music! And why? Because God delights in his people, festoons plain folk with salvation garlands!
Will you come join these women in their brainstorming session? There’s coffee ready, because we know we all think better over a cup of friendship. When you hear the word CELEBRATE, Which woman of the Bible comes to your mind? Share in the comments, and tell us why you chose her. “Your girl” just may be featured in “The Essence of Joy.” Will give you a shout out, too!