clothed in scarlet

It is a rare occasion that I feel (note: “feel” not “am”) like the Proverbs 31 woman. After sending the kids out in 30 degree weather, this verse came to me.

She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
Proverbs 31:21

I don’t know the significance of scarlet–perhaps it was extra warm? My kids were clothed in various shades of blue. I was feeling a sense of assurance as they walked to the bus stop wearing their down coats, gloves and new lined jeans. (End of season sales, people.) I’m not trying to boast or make others feel guilty. I would be in deep trouble if I put my hope in my ability to care for my family. In fact, I would fail often. Clothes are, after all, just material belongings of which moths destroy, zippers jam and knees wear out. More than anything, I am grateful for how God provides generously for us in ways I can’t anticipate. The Proverbs 31 woman was not afraid of winter but ultimately her confidence was grounded in her Lord. Slowly, I am learning to do the same.

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2 Comments on "clothed in scarlet"

  1. Lisa
    18/01/2013 at 6:28 pm Permalink

    when i went home for new years, my grandma gave jason and me a short bible study on this passage. it was all very spontaneous, but rewarding. =)

  2. k
    19/01/2013 at 10:39 am Permalink

    Grandmas are great aren’t they? 🙂

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