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He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied.
These are the words of Luke, the presumed author of the book of Acts. He was commenting on the daughters of Philip the evangelist, who is noted in Acts 8. Philip was also one of the original 7 deacons chosen to wait tables, so the Apostles could be given to the study and proclamation of the word of God. His legacy beyond the revival he led in Samaria was his four unmarried daughters who prophesied.
Since Philip had no sons and no wife mentioned in Scripture, theologians believe his wife had passed away and he raised his daughters to be women of God. Not only did he raise them to be women of God, he raised them in such a way that they chose a life of celibacy, which was not uncommon in those days, in order to help propagate the gospel of Jesus! Wow! Not only that, but they did it in a nameless fashion. As I read this passage this AM, it stuck out because I began thinking of all the wonderful men and women of God who, because of their sacrifice, have helped move the work of the Lord along. It was not their intent to push their names or personal brands in any way, but only to lift up the name of Jesus. I’m thankful today for Philip’s daughters, “Nameless Women Of God.”
I’m so thankful for the wonderful men and women through the years who have served anonymously to further Your kingdom. Help me live in such a way that everything I do lifts up the name of Jesus. Amen