RESTORED AND HEALED AND BEAUTIFIED IN CHRIST
The Bible says Rahab was a harlot, a whore, a prostitute, or just plain promiscuous. You probably would not expect her name to be engraved on a plague as woman of the year. Rahab did not grow up learning about the word of God. She only heard about the things that God was doing for His people at that time. If it were during today’s time, she may have seen a tweet about how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for the Israelites to come out of Egypt. There may have been a story on her Facebook newsfeed about how the Israelites utterly destroyed the two Kings, Sihon and Og, of the Amorites. After hearing about these events and experiencing the power of God in her heart, she recognized the Lord God is God in Heaven above and on Earth beneath.
And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.
(Joshua 2: 10-11)
Her thirst was no longer for the life she had been accustomed to living, or the gods she previously served. Rahab realized there was no hope or future in those things. She desired to be saved by the one true God. God set Rahab up for not only her own salvation, but her entire family. She also has her name written in something much more valuable than a plaque. Rahab has been placed in the lineage of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Rahab’s story is a beautiful picture of God’s redemption, love, and grace. Rahab was restored to a relationship with God, Healed from past hurt, and Beautified in Christ.