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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

F is for Female Water Drawers (Women of the Bible)

We're thinking outside the box today with the letter F in my Blogging Through the Alphabet series on Women of the Bible!

Blogging Through the Alphabet

F is for Female Water Drawers.

Scripture Reference:

1 Samuel 9:11-14 (NIV)
11 As they were going up the hill to the town, they met some young women coming out to draw water, and they asked them, “Is the seer here?”
12 “He is,” they answered. “He’s ahead of you. Hurry now; he has just come to our town today, for the people have a sacrifice at the high place. 13 As soon as you enter the town, you will find him before he goes up to the high place to eat. The people will not begin eating until he comes, because he must bless the sacrifice; afterward, those who are invited will eat. Go up now; you should find him about this time.”
14 They went up to the town, and as they were entering it, there was Samuel, coming toward them on his way up to the high place.

Names Unknown:

These female water drawers are unnamed.

Interesting Facts about these Female Water Drawers:

  • These female water drawers knew about the prophet Samuel's comings and goings.
  • They knew the festival days.
  • They helped direct young Saul who was looking for Samuel in hopes that he would be able to help Saul find his father's lost donkeys.
  • These female water drawers were a part of God's plan to fulfill a vision he had given to Samuel about Saul.

What We Can Learn from the Female Water Drawers:

  • What might seem insignificant to me can actually be part of a bigger plan of God's.
  • God is in the small details of our lives.
  • God can use whoever He wants to fulfill His plans.

This is very encouraging to me! Can you see that God can use any situation or anybody to fulfill His will and purpose? I wonder if these women ever discovered that they had a part in fulfilling God's plan for young Saul's life.

Who in your life are you directing toward the heart of God? Be encouraged to know that even the little things you are doing can add up to eternal value!

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Walking in His Grace, 

Ben and Me


  1. Love this!!! God is in the small details of our lives! For sure! He cares about every little thing that is going on.

  2. Ok, so ... I was excited when I saw the title of your post. I was totally interested to learn more about female water drawers. At first - I thought it meant, well... some sort of pants I was like "wonder if it's a weird old testament Bible thing" LOL. Then I shook my head and really thought it meant a place to put water in - like a chest of drawers. I was curious how they did that.
    Now that I've read your post - it's SO much clearer! Draw-ers! Like people who draw water! Awesome! I love that we dont' have to be the front person to make a difference in God's plan - that even the unnamed ones behind the scenes are important too! Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Oh, that's funny, Lisa Marie!! Gotta love those homonyms, right?! Amen, we don't have to be the front person to make a difference in God's plan - we all are important! Thanks so much for commenting!

  3. that was an encouragement needed. Thank you. :)

    1. You're welcome Annette! Glad to hear this was an encouragement to you!

  4. OK, first let me confess that I am totally with Lisa Marie on this one - I thought you had the most unique title of the year :) Fantastic post - I love reading the stories of when God uses the "anonymous" people.

    1. Thanks, Bonnie! I love to find gold nuggets like this in the scriptures! :)

  5. This: What might seem insignificant to me can actually be part of a bigger plan of God's.

    This is so true and such a wonderful tidbit for all of us to remember. Because I have a feeling this is something we experience (and completely miss) most every day! Thanks for bringing that out. It blessed me today.

    And thanks for linking up with #abcblogging. I've featured your series on this week's favorites:

    1. So glad God used this to bless you Marcy! I felt the same way as I was writing this post. We'll never know until we get to Heaven exactly how God used what we would consider to be the insignificant circumstances of our lives as part of His bigger plan.

      Thanks so much for hosting this Blogging Through the Alphabet series! And thank you for choosing this post as one of your favorites! :)