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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.
These are the words that I had the AWESOME gift and opportunity to speak over my sweet sister-in-law. I first cupped her face in my hands and eye-to-eye told her what her life had meant to me. I wanted to affirm in her the godly example that she had been for any one person that has ever come in contact with her. She has preached in prisons and shared her heart about Christ time and time again with "the least of these". She is a warrior.
While laying in her hospital bed, I read this scripture over her, and washed her feet. I have never washed anyone's feet before, but I know it is a biblical way of humbling yourself and showing someone how special they are. I am not sure what cleansed them most, my tears or the water that I was using. Then I rubbed in some yummy smelling lotion, while I prayed and thanked God for her life. It was one of the highlights of my life and you could feel the Holy Spirit in every inch of that hospital room. It wasn't until I was through that I could even hear the sobs of my mother and brother....
These are the times when we get just a small glimpse of what heaven will be like....
- I am a lover of Jesus. I have the most fabulous husband that anyone woman could ask for. The Lord has blessed us with 7 beautiful children. I started this blog so that friends and family could follow our trip to Uganda to visit Katie Davis. I have decided to keep blogging to help bring orphan awareness to the world around me.