|Jesus Welcomes the Children|
So we have the Proverbial (literally) description of a capable woman Although she is assumed to be a wife and not simply a capable woman in her own right, as I quickly read through those verses I have to wonder if the husband is really needed for this woman? I also wonder what our current descriptors of "capable" (for either gender) would be and how our list would match this one.
Looking at the rest of the passages, it appears that being wise is tied to being capable. Even if that draws us into the upside-down wisdom of the kingdom, or the wisdom "from above". Which then begs the question of what does it mean to be wise?????
|I can relate...|
God, in the midst of the busy-ness of the world we take a break to rest, to reflect, to re-energize.
In a world where all to often we feel inadequate or in over our heads, we wonder what it means to be capable,
In a world where there are so many voices claiming to share wisdom, we wonder how to recognize what is truly wise,
In a world which repeatedly tells us we have to try to be first and greatest we wonder what it means to be last and least.
As we work our way through this week, open our eyes and ears that we would see and hear the world as you do. Open our minds and souls that we would be ready to be transformed by your wisdom. And when we feel wholly uncapable, remind us that we do not need to get it all right, but that with your help we can get the important stuff right.
These things we pray, trusting that we are not alone. AMEN.