The Women Who Provided

Since childhood, I've been opposed to a woman being the provider of a household. As I've aged, my view has loosened to her not being the main provider (her income is greater than 50% of the couple's combined income) and it's even a good thing if she can contribute something. But today, I believe I've completed a 180 degree turn on my childhood stance.

This morning I read this passage in the gospel of Luke:

And the twelve were with him [Jesus], 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 [or him] out of their means.
— Luke 8:1-3

Who provided for him out of their means. 

This is incredible. It was women who took care of the men; it was women who paid the bills. I cannot ignore this.

I suppose it can be argued that our Father above ultimately provided—and still provides—everything needed and He chose to reveal Him through male pronouns. Yet if He saw fit to provide for His Son while He was on earth through women, who am I to say it's wrong when a woman is the bread winner of a married household?

I still believe men and women are created differently, created to complement each other. A man is to provide in other ways, more important ways, that a wife shouldn't try to take on. But I won't believe those other things are empitimized in money. My God obviously didn't.