Shunned. Despised. Unwanted. The lives of many widows in Asia look a lot different from those in the West. Precious women are often thought to be the cause of their husband’s death, regardless of how he died. The wife and her “sin” are to blame. Because of this, she must live the remainder of her life compensating for it.
There is little comfort for the widowed woman who is despised by society and has lost her life companion. Instead of the security and sympathy she needs, she often receives rejection and discrimination. It is not uncommon for grown children to cast their widowed mother aside and even throw her out of their home.
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 believe God will do beautiful things in their lives!