Thursday, August 11, 2011

Chapter Two...A Sparkling Jewel

Her Value
"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies."
Proverbs 31:10

The author of her book tells a story of how she and her husband made plans to visit Israel.  Because she was studying the Proverbs 31 woman she added to her "to-do" list to find and admire the jewels that this young king's mother had compared the woman to. 

When she arrived in Israel she began her search for these jewels, in each and every museum she would look for them, but to no avail.  These precious stones were not to be found. The jewels. along with other items of value, had been carried away by conquering armies.  As she looked around her she noticed that the things that had been left behind was evidence of hard times for the chosen people.  People who struggled to survive, and barely managed to exist.  Everything she saw around her was stark, bleak and basic, revealing a life that was stark, bleak and basic.
She describes it soo perfectly that I have to do a direct quote to do her justice.

"I suddenly realized that God's beautiful Proverbs 31 woman was the sparkling jewel in her husband's life! She brought the love, the color, the joy, the life, and the energy to the home.  Yes, the life was bleak in Israel, and everyday life focused on just surviving in that dry, rugged land.  Food, clothing, and shelter were all-consuming daily concerns.  But, with a wife who was a sparkling jewel, a man would find life bearable.  In fact, with God's beautiful woman beside him, he possessed treasure untold!"--Elizabeth George

Even though we do not live in the hard, bleak time of the Israelites, our family's, our future husband's (if you're like me :)) are facing difficult times as our faith, and all that we stand for gets attacked from all around.  That's why, as we strive to be a Proverbs 31 woman, we have to be the sparkling jewel for our husband, and for our family.

Thank you for joining me in my journey.

See you soon!
Sara Rose <3

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