Biblical Wonder Woman: JAEL is introduced to us in scripture as “the wife of Heber the Kenite”. The only other detail noted about her is that she was married to a man whose family was on friendly terms with Jabin, the Canaanite king. The Canaanites had oppressed the Israelites for twenty years. When Barak and his 10,000 warriors moved at God’s command to counter their latest attack, Sisera (the commander of Jabin’s army) went into panic mode. As his warriors were being killed, he ran to Jael’s tent. Jael came out to meet him and extended him an invitation to come into her tent encouraging him to not be afraid.
This leader, who had been charged with leading the attack against the Israelites, thought he had entered the tent of a friend. Jael’s hospitality confirmed his assumption. She invited him into her tent, covered him with a blanket, brought him milk when he asked for water, and stood at the tent door appearing to stand watch to protect him.
It was after he’d fallen asleep from exhaustion and with the comfort her hospitality provided that she executed a divine strategy that began to liberate the Israelites from Canaanite oppression. This Biblical Wonder Woman moved strategically with the gift of hospitality and available resources to implement God’s purpose without the benefit of a confirming word, an approving body or a supporting cast. Women have a long history of being a catalyst for change. Biblical Wonder Women STRATEGIZE!
#JoinTheConversation on Saturdays at 7:00pm EST as we discuss “God Liberation: God Frees & Redeems” in Church School Saturday with Lady Angelia! Order your copy of Operating In The Light: The Power of The Process Preceding The Performance of Purpose and read what Lady Angelia Writes about Jael and Opportunity in “Chapter Four: Transition – Progressing in Process.”