In an age where honor matters little and many will sell their good name for material comfort, the noble example of these dignified women, who sacrificed all for the glory of God, is a needed reminder to us. Whereas the record of human history is a history of human cruelty and violence, men killing others for mere material gain, may the noble example of Perpetua and Felicitas provide a constant reminder to our daughter concerning the ideals of true dignity and Christian sacrifice.
'In this trial what God determines will take place. We are not in our own keeping, but in God's.'
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen...
... By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
...Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.