A couple of weeks ago our church held a women’s conference and the theme was “Claim Your Inheritance.” Last year, I worked with the planning committee on designing the conference logo inspired by Numbers 27:1 -11. Here it is as summarized from my Nelson Study Bible:
“Five sisters – the daughters of Zelophehad – approached Moses and Eleazar to make a claim for their inheritance in the land. Their father had died in the wilderness, as had his entire generation. Since he had no sons, there was no inheritance for him. On the basis of their father’s memory, the daughters asked Moses for ‘a possession among our father’s brothers.’ In doing this they cut across the social mores of the day. In ancient Israeli times women did not inherit land. Yet because their case made sense, Moses took the issue to the Lord.
“God’s decision was that the daughters of Zelophehad had presented a just cause. They would inherit land in the name of their father. The case would become a precedent for other families in which there were no sons, only daughters.”
A month or two prior to the conference, I saw the logo on flyers and signage and it really looked good. But what took the cake for me was seeing it on bags and t-shirts at the conference! Everywhere I went I saw ladies sporting their t-shirts and carrying pretty blue canvas tote bags with my artwork imprinted on it, leaving an indelible mark. It was a great feeling.
The conference was excellent. While I could only attend the Friday evening service and Saturday, my spirit was filled nonetheless. I was glad to be a part of it.