A personal digression of praise today…
Thirty years ago, at this moment, we were blessed with baby # 3, Lenee.
It was sorta strange.
The delivery had been “planned”.
A common event today.
Look’n back I suspect the doctor wanted to get started on his holiday weekend.
I learned to not inform of every upcoming contraction that I could see on the monitor.
She knew already.
Stood a safe distance away thereafter… hehehehe…
The Word of the Lord is true…
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;
They will not be ashamed
When they speak with their enemies in the gate.
Truly children are a gift from the Lord.
Grandchildren even more so!
Children, the fruit of the womb, is a reward.
Forget that not.
Children are a reward.
Children are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.
Think on that.
How blessed is the man who has a quiver full!
Blessings and thanks to the Lord for Lenee!
She is a Servant of the Most High who pursues Him with all her heart, mind, soul and strength.
Don’t know her?
Here she is…
10 An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
11The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.
14 She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.
15 She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.
16 She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
17 She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night.
19 She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
20 She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.