Church

They have found a previously undiscovered royal tomb in Egypt. It is from the era of the famed King Tut. The inscription says that the tomb was created for The Woman Who Nourished the Body of God. Since Egyptian kings regarded themselves as deities, it is likely that this was a wet nurse who fed the baby king. But the phrase is striking. Change one word and you have a description of many women who have served God across the years. For Paul calls the church "the body of Christ." So we might call such a person: The Woman Who Nourished the Body of Christ.

-Robert Shannon, Preaching March/April 1998