GLMX #75: Rosa Parks -- A Woman Praised

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Proverbs 31:30 states, “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised”. Rosa Parks was the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol rotunda of the United States of America. Mrs. Parks is the first black woman to be chosen to have a statue in Statutory Hall in Washington, D.C. And she is one of the very few women who has had not just one, not just two, but three funeral services. Why was this humble and quiet lady so praised at the end of her life? 
 
How did it all begin? Rosa Parks, who was known by all to be a Christian lady and a woman who had a “meek and quiet spirit”, on a very memorable day in December of 1955, in the segregated city of Montgomery, Alabama, refused to give up her seat to a white man, when asked to get up. Many have said, “she sat down so that we all could stand up.” She was not boisterous, she did not fuss and fight, but won that battle through the “content of her character" and through a Godly and quiet spirit. 
 
After this incident, she lost her job and was persecuted. However, she never said a mumbling word. She never pitched a fit. She never sought the spotlight. And she never tried to profit from her fame. How could Rosa Parks do this? She did it because she knew the Lord, feared the Lord, and served the Lord. And this is why she will forever be “A Woman Praised.” 
 
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