The proclamation that God is in the midst of Daughter Zion invites a double hearing: God is present with her people and for Christians reading with and through the New Testament, that one daughter of Zion could say that God was incarnate in her, in the midst of the flesh and blood of her body. For the Psalmist, God is in the midst of her dreams, granting her comfort and assurance when she wakes to a hostile world. The elder writing to Timothy finds God made manifest in the goodness of every creative thing. Jesus reveals that he is God may manifest when he heals Simon’s mother-in-law. And though society forced and regulated women into service roles, it is possible for two things to be true at once meaning that Peter’s mother-in-law also revealed God in her ministry to Jesus and the disciples.
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