Shunned. Despised. Unwanted. The life of many widows in Asia looks a lot different compared to those in the West. Precious women are often thought to be the cause of their husbands' deaths, regardless of how he died. The wife and her "sin" are to blame. Because of this, they must live the remainder of their lives paying for it.
There is no comfort for the widowed woman who has lost her life companion. Instead of sympathy she sometimes receives rejection. Her own children will often cast her off and leave her alone. They are not invited to weddings or to any social gatherings. They are simply discarded.
This month we have the honour of lifting up these ladies whom Jesus dearly loves and values. Together, as the Body of Christ, let us pray for these women as though they were our own mothers and sisters. Let's and believe God will do beautiful things in their lives!