A Deborah for Our Times
“Then I will give you good judges again and wise counselors like you used to have.”
Isaiah 1: 26 (New Living Translation)
By Christine Darg
America is receiving an education this week as we watch the Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. We are learning lessons in civics, law and how the American Republic is governed.
Amy Coney Barrett, Wikipedia
Most of all, I personally enjoyed the drama of a Christian woman comporting herself with dignity and poise. Judge Barrett was obviously the smartest person in the room as she answered questions for hours on end without notes and with an even temperament. She is truly a Proverbs 31 woman, a credit to her husband, seven children and our nation. That God would reserve such a woman, with Esther qualities, for such a time as this gives me hope for America.
Israel’s famous biblical judge Deborah [Hebrew: דְּבוֹרָה, Dəḇōrāh, “bee”] came to mind as Judge Barrett stung her inquisitors’ most aggressive questioning with sensible and gracious answers. Also her given name “Amy” means “beloved” (from Latin “amatus”), and Judge Barrett is indeed endearing herself to many fair-minded Americans.
My prayer all week for Judge Barrett has been the words of Jesus in Luke 12: 11-12,
“When you are brought before synagogues, rulers, and authorities, do not worry about how to defend yourselves or what to say. For at that time the Holy Spirit will teach you what you should say.”
What a breath of fresh air! Judge Barrett is courageous, unflappable, calm, able to articulate her position succinctly and is a new role model for women!
Should the Lord tarry, one day she may be the first female Chief Justice.
Promotion comes from the Lord.
A gracious woman retains her honor! (Proverbs 11:16)
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