- Animal Stories to Women of the Bible
- Who are these Women?
- The Woman who caused a Revival
- The Woman in room 2
- The mother of Ishmael
- The mother of Isaac
- The Leader under the Tree
- Deborah, the Woman Judge
- Three Women related to a Great Leader
- The Women in Moses’ life
- Paul and Silas meets a Business Woman
- Lydia, the Business Woman
- 7 Queens in Scripture
- 3 Queen Mothers in Scripture
- Queens from Sheba and Persia
- Queens from Babylon and Ethiopia
- Her Story
The king’s advisor was very satisfied with the outcome of the first task. He was surprised and happy the heroes and heroines had solved the puzzle so quickly.
The next morning, at breakfast, he informed them the woman in the second room was ready to speak to them.
When they knocked on the door, the woman opened the door with great expectation. She had heard the woman of room number one had found her identity. They had nicknamed her ‘the woman at the well’.
The woman in room number two hoped the heroes and heroines would be able to help her quickly. She had seen a woman at the breakfast table who she had thought she recognized. The woman was much older than she. This older woman looked at her as if she also recognized her. She had the feeling they were close but did not like each other too much.
She would be happy to leave and go back home.
The puzzle pieces she had was, according to her very contradictory.
- I believed in many gods. Then I met the-God-who-sees-me.
- I had a son. I cannot remember his name. He fathered twelve princes and his descendants became a great nation. However he was not the chosen son. Their father had another son, the covenant son.
- I remember almost dying in the desert. I also remember a wonderful experience in the desert.
- Perhaps the older woman I seem to recognize will know something? I have mixed feelings concerning her. It seems as if I had done her a favour and also done her a wrong.
The heroes and heroines listened attentively. Then they decided to interview the older woman as well to find out whether they shared histories. They decided to divide into two groups – one group would interview the younger woman and the other would interview the older woman
The Older Woman
The heroes and heroines found the older woman and asked her whether she had recognized the younger woman.
“Yes I think so, she seemed familiar” the older woman answered.
“What do you remember?”, the heroes asked her
“I remember very little. I remember”
- I cannot remember my name. I do remember it changed.
- I could not have children, but I had a son.
- I remember I had a wonderful husband who believed and obeyed God. He was a righteous man.
- We had travelled very far to an unknown place.
- I lived in Egypt for a while.
The older woman stopped talking and began to cry. Then she began crying with glimpses of memories but not enough to know who she was.
The heroes and heroines tried to comfort her. All she wanted was to know who she was. She thought if she knew who she was, she would be able to put the puzzle pieces together. It seemed to her that she had an important story to tell.
They promised her that they would find out everything they could and return to her as soon as possible. They also requested permission to interview the woman, she had recognized, regarding her history. The older woman gave her permission.
The heroes and heroines left to put the puzzle pieces together. Perhaps these two women played a role in each other’s lives.