Hi, I'm Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry. This Christian poem is Part 2 of the Christmas Story, 2019. It is based on Matthew Chapter 1 verses 3-6 in which four women are mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus. These women had troubled or scandalous life stories. It seems unusual for God to have chosen them to be included in the ancestry of the future Saviour of the world. If you are not familiar with the stories of these women, please take the time to read their stories in the Bible: Tamar - Genesis 38, Rahab - Joshua 2, Ruth, Bathsheba - 2 Samuel 11-12:25.
The second last verse of this poem refers to 1 Corinthians 1:27-28 'but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God.'
The poems in this series: The Christmas Story in the Garden of Eden - Part 1, 2nd November 2021, Four Unusual Women - The Christmas Story Part 2, 700BC - The Christmas Story Part 3, 16th Nov, Mary - The Christmas Story Part 4, 23rd Nov, Mary and Elizabeth Part 5,
This poem is Part 2 of 8 parts to the poetic script that follows the Christmas Story from the very beginning to end. I will be publishing one of the Christmas poems each week leading up to Christmas week. I wrote this Christmas script for a Christmas Service that we held at the local church, that I was attending at the time, in 2019.
I searched for an image that would represent all four women in the poem. I love the artist's choice of colours which gives the image a modern appeal, which I feel connects these ancient women with modern women, as both groups of women have experienced similar troubles or scandals in their lives. I love the sheer soft effect of the veil across her face. Her eyes are not weary or sad, brash or harsh, instead, they reflect composed victory, which is how each women's story ends. Image link at the end of the poem on my website.
Listen to my other poems on Women in the Bible - A Few Faithful Women - Easter Story Part 1, 15th April 2022, The Passion of Mary Magdalene - Easter Story Part 2, 16th April 2022, Her Touch of Simply Faith 15th April, The women with the blood issue, 28th March, The Busyness Excuse, Mary and Martha, 22nd Feb, Mary and Elizabeth, 30th Nov 2021, Mary, 23rd Nov, Four Unusual Women 9th Nov 2021, Sweet Temptation, Eve Genesis 3, 15th Sept, She Gave From Her Heart The Woman and the Two Coins Luke 21:1-4, 17th August, Takes Two To Tango The Adulterous Woman of John 8:1-11 1st July, I Am Ruth, 3rd June and Feast or Famine, Ruth 27th May, and 'Thirst Quenching' The Woman at the Well, 27th April 2021.
Thank you for listening. Beverley Joy.
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