Her name appears in a list of ancestors of Jesus. But she’s not Jewish. In fact, she wasn’t even reputable among her own people. A prostitute. Yet, at one of the most decisive times in Israeli history, she stuck her neck out to advance the cause of the Jewish people and their God. She is a hero.
Her special ability? Faith. Something you and I can exercise just as freely as Rahab did. She simply believed what she heard about God and acted upon that belief. Nothing more complicated than that.
Our summer teaching series is called “Everyday Heroes: God at work in people just like me”. We’ll have another hero in front of us today in Rahab. She’s not only an everyday hero but also an unlikely one.