Mary of Nazareth: Mother of Jesus
Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus is a model of obedience and trust. She was just a teenager living in when the unimaginable happened — the angel Gabriel appeared to her and announced she was chosen by God to give birth to the Messiah.
Ruth: Loyal Daughter-In-Law
Ruth was a widow who showed remarkable faith. She traveled a difficult journey with her widowed mother-in-law to live in Bethlehem. Despite her tremendous loss, Ruth firmly believed that God would provide for her. She is a model of bravery, faith and obedience.
Esther: For Such a Time as This
Esther was a remarkable woman who put her own life at risk to save her people. She is an inspiring example of serving others under incredibly difficult circumstances. Her bravery and courage is still celebrated by Jews during Purim.
Eve: Mother of All Living
Eve was the first woman, first wife and the first mother. She was also the first to encounter Satan and was tempted by him to disobey God’s command. Evicted from the Garden of Eden and shamed, Eve remained hopeful and persevered in faith. Her life is an example of accepting personal responsibility.
Elizabeth: Mother of John the Baptist
Elizabeth never had a child and was well past child-bearing years, when amazingly, through the grace of God, she conceived a son. Her child became John the Baptist, the prophet who foretold the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Elizabeth is beautiful example of how faithfully waiting on Lord can bring miraculous blessings.