In honor of International Women’s Day, I’m remembering the role models who have influenced me greatly. Queen Esther, Sarah the wife of Abraham, Rebekah the wife of Isaac, Deborah the Judge, and Mary the mother of Jesus. Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Luisa May Alcott, Mother Teresa, Marie Curie, Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, and my old time favorite, the woman with the issue of blood for her audacity to press forward and touch the garment of Jesus to receive her healing.
As a woman, I would encourage all women to press on, take hold of the Master’s hand, keeping their eyes on the perfecter of their lives, who holds our future in his powerful and mighty hand, who has great purposes and plans for our lives, who wants to use us to change the world to bless others and bring Him glory. Those women did mighty things and changed the world by their actions, love, passion, and compassion. Their legacy live on inspiring us of what determination, and obedience to God looks like.
Let’s think today on what real courage and strength, along with dignity, respect, and honor look like. Let us showcase the same and be real role models to a generation that looks for worldly and godless inspirations. So many women did so many great things in our world. Let’s determine to celebrate this day with an attitude of appreciation for those who paved the way and lit the way for us to follow.
I celebrate womanhood and all that it represents as God created us with unique abilities and talents.
Teresa Allissa Citro,
Founder & President, Thread of Hope, Inc.