For thirty one years,…
I have counted myself fortunate, blessed, just plain lucky to have my wife walk through life with me. People jokingly ask me “How did you ever get her”? Of course, I ask ask the same thing of myself, seriously. I can’t say enough about her… so I will let the scripture describe her.
An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant;
she brings her food from afar.
She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She dresses herself with strength
and makes her arms strong.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
She makes bed coverings for herself;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates
when he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers sashes to the merchant.
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31-10-31
Wow! what can you say about this description of a godly woman? She is productive, creative, courageous, supportive, loving, responsible, caring, giving, full of wisdom and truth. Simply put, she is Christlike!
Well, that’s what happened to me. I married a person who has grown over the years in Christlike character; she is like Jesus in word, thought and deed. She is both an example and an encouragement to me. May I be the same for her.
How grateful am I for God’s second greatest gift to me (besides salvation)?
God in heaven and in my heart, thank you. You know me and show Your love for me daily in the woman of my dreams. For that I will be eternally grateful. May I be equally matched and a blessing to her.