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Saturday, July 5, 2014

J is for Joanna (Women of the Bible)

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J is for Joanna.

Scripture Reference:

Luke 8:1-3; 23:55; 24:10

Meaning of Name:

"Jehovah hath shown favor", or "The Lord is grace", or "The Lord give graciously"

Family Connections:

The wife of Chuza, the house-steward of Herod the Tetrarch.

Interesting Facts About Joanna:

  • Joanna was among some of the women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases by Jesus (Luke 8:1-3).
  • We are not told of which Joanna was cured.
  • She helped to support Jesus and the Twelve out of her own resources.
  • Joanna was a devoted disciple of Jesus.
  • She was a believer in the house of Herod the Tetrarch.
  • Joanna witnessed the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
  • Joanna and the other women saw the body of Jesus laying in the tomb with myrrh and aloes.
  • She and the other women went home to prepare spices and perfume to use to make their own contribution to the burial process after the Sabbath was over.
  • She was among the women who discovered the empty tomb of Jesus after His resurrection.
  • Joanna was among the first witnesses to tell others about the resurrection of Jesus.
  • Joanna and the other women, along with the disciples, waited in Jerusalem for the promised Holy Spirit as directed by Jesus before he ascended into Heaven.
  • She devoted herself to prayer.

What We Can Learn from Joanna:

  • Live a life of gratitude to Jesus for all that He has done for me.
  • Give and bless others with a thankful heart.
  • Be a witness for Jesus wherever I it with unbelievers or fellow believers.
  • Always give my best to those I love.
  • Wait patiently for the promises of God to be fulfilled in my life.
  • Be consistent with my prayer life.

Walking in His Grace, 

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