well, well. it's already friday. this week we're reviewing Proverbs 31: 20-21.
P31:20: "she opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy."
P31:21: "when it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet."
again, i don't have my study bible. which is just fine. i can take it from here.
opening her arms to the poor, extending her hands to the needy-- really was a sort of wake up call for me. i'd love to say i'm the person who is always willing to take some homeless person to mcd's for a cup of hot coffee, or that i try to keep some cash or snacks on me to give to them. but i'm not, and i don't. you know who really has the heart for serving in our family? husband. and i'm so glad. because while i'd love to be that person, i'm not yet. this is a great way for us to learn from each other. he demonstrates daily that you should put others first, even if that means spending $200 at target to buy some clothes for a man who wears shorts when it's 39 degrees because that's all he has. me? i'll roll the window up. or talk on the phone. but the important thing is, i'm learning from him.
as for dressing my household in scarlet, i'm pretty sure that just means in warm clothes, appropriate for the weather. i am blessed in that we do have enough money to purchase new winter clothes when we need them, especially with husband's weight loss.
so, you win some, you work at some.
today shows me that while i'm rockin' at some of this P31 stuff, there's other stuff that i still have to work at. i'm very blessed to have a husband who excels in the areas that i don't, so i have someone to learn from.