The Three Daughters   

by Dana Peters-Colley

Hidden in Scripture are three daughters. They come as gifts after a hard journey. I found them in  the book of Job. He suffered greatly but did not curse God, and later, because he prayed for his friends, received a double portion – a double for his trouble. The three daughters God gave Job are a miraculous thing.

Job was given seven sons and three daughters. He received these ten children as from the Lord after his extreme trial. What’s spectacular is hidden for us to discover, found in the names of the daughters. The sons are not named but the daughters are, and it’s significant. Their names are a testimony to what women can bring to the world.

Let’s pause and think about Job. He was allowed to be tested beyond measure. But he did not quit. His wife even told him to give up, curse God and die. Yet, somehow beyond the place where all seemed lost, God brought Job to the other side.

Have you reached that place? You want to throw in the towel and run away? I have. But somehow, God sends hope. He sends a way through. It might seem impossible, but God moves when it’s impossible.

Never forget – Jesus knows where you are. He knows what you are going through. He sees you. He loves you. There will be a breakthrough if you don’t give up.

Now, back to Job’s daughters. The first is named Jemima. Yes. Her name means warm. It means affectionate. The father, after going through great trials was given a gift in a daughter and named her warm, affectionate. When women bring this, we melt mountains. We dissolve enemies. We bring our warmth, our caring affection to a dying world. It’s the first thing God shows us that we are to bring.

Job’s second daughter’s name means to scrape, to strip off. Her name signifies God’s process of healing where the outer hardness is peeled off to reveal the inner place that needed protection. When we strip off our pain, we discover ourselves again and become all the Lord asks of us. Do you need to strip off the darkness from your past pain? Do you need to allow the Lord to remove the rough edges in your life? He’ll do this. It can be the second step in His recovery process.

Now, the third daughter’s name means horn of cosmetics, but the deeper root meaning signifies power – the horn that holds something or is used to blow a sound, and the second part of the name means to paint. It is a creative word for sure! The power to paint is our gift to decorate, design, create something beautiful. We can do this on our faces, but we also do this when our hearts take our homes and make them lovely places for our families. This third name emboldens us to celebrate life and make it beautiful.  

These three daughters are God’s gift to mankind. This is what we as women can do! Be warm and affectionate. Help to strip off the hardness. Be the horn of power and paint the world beautiful. Amazing, right? And it’s all right there, in Job.

And a final icing to the cake is what God promises:

And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren. Job 42:15 KJV

This article is brought to you by the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA)

About the author: Dana Peters-Colley is a creative who loves Jesus. She has been tucked away developing a brand of Christian parable books, faith-based fiction, and inspirational books as well as screenplays. Dana holds a B.A. in journalism, studied screenwriting at U.C.L.A., and is a former long-time Disney creative leader and producer. When the Lord got ahold of Dana everything marvelously changed. She is developing a heavenly-inspired brand line that brings stories to build family, inspire discovery, and teach kingdom ways. See to connect to her spiritual blog and gaze at her adventures.

Do you have a friend you want to receive Jesus into their lives? Do you want to receive how much God loves and values you? Do you want to be empowered to do the impossible? Then, you have to know who you are! Treasure will take you into the realization of God’s love for you as you discover you are His treasure.

Join the conversation: Have you ever wanted to throw in the towel? What did God do to encourage you?

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