Chapter 16 of Acts tells of an interesting event that took place during one of the apostles’ many mission trips. In verses 16-19, Paul and his companions were going merrily on their way to prayer when a young girl interrupted them. The Bible reads: “A certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, ‘These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.'”
Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. One in four women have experienced domestic violence in her lifetime. There are an estimated 146,357 deaths each day. With all this tragedy going on in the world where can we find hope, freedom, and healing?
Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah
Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah are the five sisters mentioned in Numbers 26:33, Numbers 27:1-11, and again in Numbers 36:1-12. These five sisters were the daughters of a man named Zelophehad. According to the Reformation Study Bible, Zelophehad had died without leaving a male heir, and his daughters petitioned Moses and other leaders to allow them to inherit their father’s portion in the land, and not to let his name be cut off. Because these sisters fought for their rights, they were given exactly what they asked for – their father’s portion in the land. Just as Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah fought for their rights; history is filled with hundreds of different women who fought for, declared their rights, and won. We can learn from all of them to do the same.