Women in the Bible, Priscilla

Welcome to our final part of our Women in the Bible series this week we meet Pricilla.

This journey so far we have met Eve, Rachel & Leah, Rahab, Ruth, Deborah, Esther, Bathsheba, The Good Woman, Elizabeth, Mary Lydia, and Phoebe

Our Women in the Bible series is a journey through the Bible meeting some of the Women of the Bible we will be joining our own women from the Young @ Heart Ladies Groip for this journey

PRISCILLA:                   Romans 16

I am Priscilla. My name means ‘ancient’ – not very complimentary!

My husband Aquila and I were married a long time ago. We are tentmakers and we had a business in Corinth, which is where we met the Apostle Paul. He too was a tent maker so he stayed and worked with us for approximately 18 months. We were in Corinth having come from Rome as refugees because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome in the year 49.  We soon became close friends with Paul. 

It seems that within a very short space of time we became leaders in the church in Corinth before travelling to Ephesus and finally back in our home city of Rome. In Ephesus, we met a man called Apollos and were happy to share with him what we had learned of Jesus.

In an age when wives took a back seat to their husbands, it may surprise you to find that we are always mentioned together as co-workers and leaders in the church. We shared not only a common occupation but also a common mission. And, if you listen to Paul, our participation in God’s mission was quite effective. We were privileged to help in his mission.

It was devastating to be forced from our home in Rome, but it didn’t keep us from looking for God’s hand at work. We fully expected that this tragedy would become an opportunity. Sometimes it seems that we expect life’s adventures to stop after marriage. As if owning a home or having children or being someone’s spouse means you’ve moved off the front lines of God’s mission. Not for us. In the culture in which we lived, Aquila could easily have overshadowed me in the work we were doing but he always valued who I was.

After our many years of exile in Corinth and Ephesus, when we finally returned to our home in Rome we asked each other, “Did all of that actually happen?!” Thanks to God, it did!

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