Charm/Beauty vs. Laughter (or Faith and Family)

Thursday evening I headed home. It isn’t fun to visit family when you are visiting due to someone’s passing. But it is good to see everyone, and give and receive plenty of hugs.

Plus, there is something very comforting about the religious rituals. I loved this passage which was read at my Aunt’s service.

Proverbs 31:25-31New International Version (NIV)

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Miss Aitkin

There are definitely more people who are more religious than me. But the verse “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting;” is so important to remember. Also “laugh at the days to come”. I can’t think of a better thing to bring more of into a life.

What phrases or verses have spoken to you recently?

3 thoughts on “Charm/Beauty vs. Laughter (or Faith and Family)

  1. I am sorry to hear of your aunt’s passing. 🙁 Losing a loved one is so tough. A verse that always comforts me is from Jeremiah. It says, ‘”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’

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