The following article includes a post written by Heather Farrell and is shared here with permission.
Heather Farrell has quite a bit of writing under her belt but one of her latest posts got a little out of control when the internet got ahold of it and it went viral.
Thousands of women resonated with a Facebook post she wrote that talked about why God communes with men in the mountains but not women.
As you read Heather’s post below, you’ll see why so many felt the powerful truth of her words. Heather wrote:
“Have you ever noticed how in the scriptures men are always going up into the mountains to commune with god? Yet in the scriptures we hardly ever hear of women going to the mountains, and we know why—right?
Because the women were too busy keeping life going; they couldn’t abandon babies, meals, homes, fires, gardens, and a thousand responsibilities to make the climb into the mountains!
God Comes to Women
I was complaining about this to a friend the other day, saying that even as a modern woman I feel like I’m never “free” enough from my responsibilities, never in a quiet enough, or holy enough spot to have the type of communion I want with God. Her response floored me, “That is why God comes to women. Men have to climb the mountain to meet God, but God comes to women where ever they are.”
I have been pondering on her words for weeks and have searched my scriptures to see that what she said is true. God does in deed come to women where they are, when they are doing their ordinary, everyday work.
He meets them at the wells where they draw water for their families, in their homes, in their kitchens, in their gardens. He comes to them as they sit beside sickbeds, as they give birth, care for the elderly, and perform necessary mourning and burial rites.
Even the women at the empty tomb, who were the first to witness Christ’s resurrection, were only there because they were doing the womanly chore of properly preparing Christ’s body for burial. In this seemingly mundane and ordinary task these women found themselves face to face with divinity.
So if— like me—you ever start to bemoan the fact that you don’t have as much time to spend in the mountains with God as you would like. Remember, God comes to women. He knows where we are and the burdens we carry. He sees us, and if we open our eyes and our hearts we will see Him, even in the most ordinary places and in the most ordinary things.”
Heater’s post has received thousands of shares and comments from all over the world, helping to spread this powerful message that God, in fact, will meet amazing women exactly where they are.
More about Heather Farrell in Her Own Words
“When I was younger I struggled with women’s apparent silence in the scriptures, but in college I took a class on women in the scriptures by Camille Fronk Olson which opened my eyes to all the women I’d never heard about.
Learning their stories healed my heart and answered my questions about my role in God’s plan. Knowing how important their stories were to me, I found it surprising that so little had been written about them on the the internet. “Someone really should write about the women in the scriptures,” I thought. “No, Heather, “ the spirit whispered, “You should write about them.” And so I did.
More than 12 years later, I have written on hundreds of women and haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of all the amazing women hidden within the pages of the scriptures. There are more than 500 hundred women and groups of women in the scriptures!”
Make sure to check out Heather’s incredible work at her website womeninthescriptures.com. Heather, thank you for all of your amazing work in highlighting the power of women.