Women of a New Season: She battles darkness in the light


I John 1: 5: God is light, in Him there is no darkness at all.
She pulls the mask snuggly against her face. No gaps above, below or on the sides. Her shield goes on next, then the cap on her head and her gown that covers her body.  Booties are also used, and gloves.
She’s not gearing up to rob a bank, nor is she gearing up for a costume party.  She is gearing up to go into a room with Covid-19 patients.  She is your doctor, your nurse, your care giver, your warrior with a prayer on her lips.
It almost sounds like the whole armor of God.  Helmet of salvation, feet shod with gospel preparation, breastplate of righteousness, belt of truth, shield of faith and Sword of the Spirit. The Word of God in her heart.
My column today is dedicated to these wonderful women (and men) who put their own health and lives in jeopardy in order to help save others. Hats off to every one of you!
When we go into battle whatever the enemy, we must fight darkness in the light.  Keep in mind that God is our light.  Jesus Christ is the light of the world.  One of my favorite verses about that is this one:
John 8: 12: Then Jesus spoke to them again saying, “I am the light of the world.  He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
A few years ago, I studied lions.  I learned a lot about them.  One thing they can do well is hunt in darkness. Look at a picture of one of these beauties and you will see a little white patch below each eye. The light from a star twinkling in the sky though some sort of refraction process enables the lion or lioness the ability to see in the dark.  Sort of like night goggles do for us.
Ladies, God has enabled us, His lionesses, to go into dark places to hunt for those needing His light.  We are to talk to the fearful, comfort the hurting and to be His hands in healing the sick.  Do not fear the darkness.  He has overcome the darkness with His eternal light.  He is our Savior, our deliverer, our healer, and He has given us the Comforter, Holy Spirit, to guide our every step.
Dylan Thomas wrote, “Do not go gentle into that good night.”  Beautiful poetry, but to us I say, “Do not go gentle into that dark night.”  Go ready to do battle! Put on your whole armor, yours and God’s.  Be sure He is residing in your heart.  Trust in Him. Face the enemy with fearlessness.  Our ladies are starting a Bible study for women soon called Fierce, I’m doing one called, Fearless.  God’s daughters are being called to be Fierce and Fearless in these days.
The year 2020 is the Hebrew year 5780.  The year of the mouth.  I taught on this at the beginning of the year.  Psalm 81: 10:  Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.  
The Lord is calling on us to speak for those who have no voice. Like the millions of aborted babies, or the homeless, and veterans.  You can also open your mouth wide to pray for those in dire need.  The ones stricken with Covid-19 and also the angels of mercy, the nurses and doctors who are caring for them.
I dedicate this column to our wonderful, fearless and fierce health care workers, like my daughters, Brigitte and Gina Tansill.  I’m proud of all of you and I am praying for every one of you.  God bless you.  Until next time!

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