August 16, 2004


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According to Proverbs 31, the husband of “a woman of substance” (in Hebrew, an isheth chayil) will rise up and praise her. And I am such a husband.

For the last month and a half, since moving Moriah and her belongings here, we’ve been getting settled in. At first, the house was stacked high with boxes but gradually order has replaced chaos.

When you move your stuff into an empty house, unpacking and settling in doesn’t take so long. You can simply plug things into empty cupboards and closets. But in this case I already had a houseful and so did Moriah — and we had wedding gifts, too! So we have (no: credit where credit is due) Moriah has been sorting through our old things, deciding what to keep and where to put it.

And to my delight, this house, which was always a bit plain, has been filled wth beauty. Against my neutral backgrounds fresh colours blossom. Bright tablecloths glow against the dark brown of the kitchen table. And my house has become our home.

And the food! I’m eating like a king, and even the leftovers (with which the Lord has blessed us) are delicious. I’ve been eating beef stroganoff, chicken curry, enchiladas with fresh homemade salsa, roast beef and mashed potatoes, tacos, roast chicken, and more fresh fruits and vegetables than ever before.

All of which confirms that what Scripture says is true: “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from Yahweh” (Prov. 18:22). Moriah,

Many daughters have done well,
but you excel them all.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears Yahweh shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates(Prov. 31:29-31).

Posted by John Barach @ 8:56 pm | Discuss (0)

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