Saturday, May 8, 2010

Our Precious Moms

Bill and I were very fortunate to grow up in Christian homes. With this being Mother's Day weekend, I want to reflect on the impact our mother's had on our lives. We are so thankful for the positive role models they were for both of us. The most important thing they taught us was to love our God with all our hearts. They did this by being what Proverbs 31 describes as the virtuous woman. I love the book of Proverbs! It was written primarily by none other than King Solomon, the wisest ruler of Israel. It is a great resource for our daily living. Thanks to our moms for being such Godly women. We miss them dearly, but we can't wait to see them again when it's our turn to enter those pearly gates of heaven.
Proverbs 31:10-31

10 [a] A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

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