Read: Proverbs 31:10-31
During the early years of the Protestant Reformation in Europe, Katharina Von Bora, a former nun, married Martin Luther (1525). They had a joyous married life. Luther said, “There is no bond on earth so sweet, nor any separation so bitter, as that which occurs in a good marriage.” Katharina woke up at 4 am every day to care for her responsibilities, and Luther therefore referred to her as the “morning star of Wittenberg.” She was industrious in tending the vegetable garden and orchards. She also managed the family business and Luther’s home and property. In time, the couple had six children for whom Katharina imparted character development at home itself. She was in fact a woman of influence.
Katharina seems to have been a woman like the one described in Prov. 31. She was indeed a virtuous wife who awoke “while it [was] yet night, and provided food for her household” (Prov. 31:15). She also “watched over the ways of her household, and [did] not eat the bread of idleness” (Prov. 31:27). From such women, we learn about the love, diligence, and fear of the Lord that are needed for a woman to be a woman of influence.
Can we ask the Lord to help us be godly women, wives, mothers, so that we can be women of influence who can be instrumental in the kingdom of God in a great manner?