My mom's example

9 years ago

My original intention to do something grandiose for my mom on Mother’s Day didn’t materialized… reminding myself of the little hedgehog in stories I used read to my daughters (they’ll understand).   So instead..I’ll use this practical means to, once again, deservedly, honour my mom! 

In the Bible, Proverbs 31 presents some very specific, some lofty, standards defining the “excellent wife” (and Mother).   Several points seem impossible to attain, and to 21st century mind, nearly lean toward other-worldish concepts.  Upon closer examination, however, the qualities and attributes of the “Proverbs 31 woman,” are very powerful and influential.  

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, I’d like to point out just a few qualities I’ve seen in My Mom, and pray will take form in my own life.

vs. 11:  The heart of her husband trusts in her

vs. 12:  She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.

vs.17:  She girds herself with strength and makes her arms strong.

vs. 20: She extends her hand to the poor, and she stretches out her hands to the needy.

vs. 25: Strength and dignity are her clothing and she smiles at the future.

vs. 26: She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

vs 27: She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

For these and so much more, I bless and praise my Mom:

Her children rise up and bless her!”

“Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised!! ” Prov. 31:28, 30

Thank you, Mom!! 

I love you!!

Linda also blogs at http://absolutegrace.wordpress.com

 

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