Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means.
Jesus ministered and he was assisted in that ministry by women; “…who provided for them out of their means…. “ These were women who came from all walks of life; one who had experienced deliverance from demon possession, others who received healing, one who was a woman of prestige, connected to Herod, the ruler at that time, and Luke states many others. They were an important part of the spread of the good news of the kingdom of God. We hear a lot about the training of the Twelve, this passage informs us how women were also a part of that group. They went along and supported Jesus and his disciples out of their means, their funds. What does this say to us? To enable the spread of the good news, there must be a means of support. These were women who may have had other obligations as well. Yet they did not find their life too busy for the work of God, their life was not too busy to spend time with the Lord, learning of the principles of the Kingdom of God, and being in fellowship with believers who shared the same desires.
They went with Him. The daily requirements of life did not keep them from being a part of the work of God. They were active in their participation. Are we active participants?