“An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.” Proverbs 31:10-11
A few months ago our eldest daughter Laura shared this link which I found extremely interesting and enlightening. Scroll down about halfway to the title,Why You Don’t Need Pinterest to be a Proverbs 31 Woman .Take time to read it and we you will have a better understanding of the rest of today’s post. And why the following words are personal and dedicated to my wife, Connie Rose Collier Pearson.
“An excellent wife who can find?” I can think of 3 possible answers.
A really lucky dude.
A man who knew exactly what to look for AND could not possibly be wrong.
A man who received her as a gift from God.
Surprise! Number 3 gets my vote. Why?
I now know He was at work in her life, making her a godly woman long before we met.
She still allows Him to mold her to this day.
I trust her criticism because I trust her heart.
Together we have “no lack of gain”: many healthy, beautiful and loving grandchildren; a “Sweet Home in Alabama”; scores of friends; meaningful and enriching experiences in locations we could never have imagined when we became one on March 20, 1971; spiritual growth growing out of a shared understanding of our relationship with Jesus Christ, just to name a few evidences.
Here are some words listed for “precious” in the Thesaurus. I have arranged them into groups (read left to right) of similar adjectives.
Priceless Beyond price
Cherished Treasured Prized
Favorite Dear Dearest
Adored Loved Special
Just as these verses from Proverbs 31 are only the beginning of how God describes an excellent wife, they only begin to describe who He gave to me when Connie Rose Collier Pearson came into my life.
I Love You, Dear!