"Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all." Proverbs 31: 29 NRSV
I really do hate hearing this entire Proverb read at a funeral of a woman. I mean, come on, what woman could ever live up to this description? This is like the guys' ultimate companion. Do you know any woman who has ever measured up to the woman of Proverbs 31?
One key, I think, is that this woman is fabulously rich so she has many servants to actually do the work. She makes sure it is done but without their help, she could not possibly do all this.
She is the ultimate Biblical Superwoman.
And, heaven help us, many of us women and wives try our best to emulate her!
How many women are still doing chores when our children are asleep and our husbands are in bed watching the 10:00 news? Folding clothes while watching the news is still doing the chores! How many women out there are responsible for the majority of the housework/cooking and taking care of the kids while working full time? How many single moms out there are doing it all with little or no help?
Well, take a moment to reflect. You may not exactly be the Proverbs 31 woman but you have still surpassed them all in the eyes of God! You are God's superwoman.
And if you are a guy, please take sometime to thank a woman in your life who has been like a superwoman for you.
God, you love each of us just as if we were a superperson. Thank you for your love which surpasses all love we can find here on earth. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims