This article is part of Sister Alena X. Ricci's series on the Women of the Bible.
In studying Joanna for this blog, she has quickly become one of my favorites. Vastly overlooked, hers is an incredible story, and I hope that you go and read it for yourself (in Luke). It’s not long, but it is so amazing to me.
Joanna was a wealthy and well-connected woman in Herod’s court, with a life of more power and luxury than most other women mentioned in Scripture. At some point, Jesus had healed her, and she began following Him in His ministry, providing for anything He needed out of her own pocket.
The Bible never mentions if her faith hurt her life, but guess what?
That doesn’t really change her story, because whether or not it did doesn't affect or change the fact that even with the escalating risks of faith, she faced them unflinchingly.
She didn’t care; she was going to follow Jesus no matter what.