Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
“He who was dead sat up and began to speak.”
Anna "gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem." (Luke 2:38)
"As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
Compared to the other gospels, Luke devoted significantly more attention to women.
The Holy Spirit
"...how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings..."
Early copy of the Gospel according to Luke
Philip’s daughters were part of the Church’s “new normal.”
Anna fasting and praying at the temple for so many decades, instantly recognized the infant Jesus as Messiah. From that point forward Anna was an energetic and joyful evangelist, teaching and prophesying about God’s redemption now come to Israel.
This is surely the picture of marital cooperation between the prophets Isaiah and his wife in the naming and raising of their two sons, and their united ministry of teaching and prophesying in Israel.
The fate of the nation hung on her words. Whatever she heard from the Lord and spoke to them would be their command to obey. If ever there was a woman who taught and had authority over men, it was the prophet Huldah.
Under Deborah’s guiding hand, Israel knew victory in battle, worship of God, righteous living, and peace in all the land for forty years.
they disappeared in Israel,
until you, Deborah, arose,
until you arose as a mother in Israel.
In the scriptures Miriam comes across as creative, courageous, confident, resourceful, and responsible, a natural leader who led with grace and authority.
How often must Mary have sung her Magnificat to her tiny son, as His lullaby? How often did she remind Him of Who His Father truly was, and Who He truly was? Now as a grown man, the Lord fulfilled the destiny His mother had lovingly and faithfully raised Him up in.
"Why do I have this honor, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"
Abigail spoke boldly and prophetically during this delicate diplomatic mission. She spoke of an everlasting dynasty for David, the covenant God would make with David decades in the future (and recorded in 2 Samuel 7). This prophecy would ultimately be fulfilled a thousand years in the future, in the Lord Jesus Christ
"Abigail. She was a woman of good understanding and beautiful..."
Hannah's her tiny baby son Samuel would become: Israel’s last judge, a prophet in in his own right, and the anointer of Israel’s first two kings.