The Wife of Noble Character
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. (Proverbs 31: 9b-31)
I am watching my wife fall asleep, listening to her breathe as I type away. I just realized that I am still her biggest fan. Every time she goes through something, I just have this urge to cheer her up. She’s 6 months pregnant and is looking so lovely as always, well, of course she sees it differently with all these added weight. But, to me she is still and will always be as sexy, just like the first time I met her. Good night love.
Husband’s Prayer (by: Shok Ariola)
Tonight I praise the Lord as I watch you. I praise His glorious name for allowing me to hold, keep and love you. I thank Him who gave you to me, for He knew exactly what I needed and that is you.
I pray for the Lord God to embrace you as you sleep. To fill your dreams with me and our kids. I summon His angels to guard you, your heart and desires. I ask the Blessed Mother’s intercession to mold you in her likeness. Goodnight love, I will see you in my dreams, kiss you when you open your eyes and be your man til the day I die. Goodnight love. Amen!
*Carel and I have been married for the past 6 years and a half. We are blessed with a beautiful daughter and a baby on the way. We serve the Lord together as missionaries for Couples for Christ. We spent close to 5 years on mission in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa as a missionary family. The blessings that we received in loving and serving the Lord makes us even committed in building up a mighty family for Christ.
Something to make you smile: Quote for the night:
“When I took the marriage vows I was told that I would go through thick and thin. I didn’t realize that I would also have to go through thin and fat” – anonymous