Monday, April 03, 2006

Her worth is far above rubies

Pr 18:22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the LORD.

I cannot tell you what a joy it is to be married to a wonderful helpmate such as I have. The truth contained in the passage above from Proverbs is beyond my ability to express. The joy of having one that you are intimate with in every way and you are of one mind in all that you do trully is a wonderful blessing of the Lord. I hear many people say, and sadly many in the church, that marriage and love are things you "have to work hard at." Huh? Marriage and love are not things that are hard to work at. Selfishness is something difficult to abandon, but not those things. Love flows out of a heart of gratitude to God that He has so blessed me with a helpmate that is an encourager and a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus.

I am writing because she has just finished up her cake decorating classes (at least the first 2) and brought home a beautiful cake for us to enjoy. She has been bringing home several of these little goodies and this last one, in my opinion, takes the cake (pun intended:). The girls have just been oooing and ahhhing over her skills and I am hopeful that they will be passed on to them over the next few years, that they may use them in their own homes one day for the glory of God.

We are also just days away (hopefully) from the birth of our seventh child (Richard Cameron Brown). Everyone in the family is eagerly awaiting hearing his first cries and seeing him. What an amazing thing God does as He forms babies in their mother's womb. How all of the "stuff" of the human body comes together is simply amazing to me, and yet the Psalmist wrote that he was "fearfully and wonderfully made". Though conceived in sin, he still bears the imprint of the Creator.

I pray God will give Denise strength in these coming days, for she is very tired and busy. She teaches the children each day, does the duties of the home and incorporates all of this among 6 littles ones and 1 big one (yours truly). I believe that her children will rise up and call her blessed (they are already beginning to do so). The men and women from our area also know her well and always extol her qualities.

There are many things I could say regarding Denise. She continues to receive grace from God each day, enough for the tasks she has to do. If people knew just half of those things they would be blown away. I recall when we were expecting Hannah and she wondered how she would ever make do with 3 children. I have seen her grow in the Lord and with our last two heard her say that God is sovereign and that if He gives children, then He will provide the grace and necessities to provided for them. What a blessing for me to hear!

For now, I'll close with this:
"Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies."

Praise God! I have found such a woman!

1 comment:

Hank said...


The Lord has blessed me in this area as well. Thanks for the post as it reminded me to take a moment to tell my wife how much she in fact means to me.

Oh, my wife loves to decorate cakes and deserts in general as well!