Unlikely Call

So they went, and entered the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab, and spent the night there. — Joshua 2:1.

I don’t know anyone named Rahab, but she is one of the true heroes in the Bible and Jewish history. She is also listed by Matthew as one of Jesus’s ancestors. Yet once again, God calls on the most unlikely to fulfill his/her purpose. One of the least of the least, but not in the eyes of God or history.

I take heart in her story, for I am reminded that status and worldly station are insignificant to God. What is important is a willingness to serve and to show kindness, not what society labels.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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  1. Can you elaborate on what she did? She is referenced, but what did she do that was remarkable? What’s her story?

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