“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
– Proverbs 31:30 NIV
Do you mind if I share this with you?
People always ask me who do I think I am, but I never respond.
So today, I’ll respond.
I am the caramel-chocolate truffle, with the fluffiest mouse filling of hugs-
yet I am not expensive, rather priceless
I am the golden honey dripping from perfectly formed honey combs, with the stickiest sense of humor-
yet I am not a joke, rather to be taken seriously
I am the rubber band–made of the simplest material– that holds together the most complicated material
yet I am not to be stretched too thin, rather tugged on gently
I am the grand oak tree, with my roots running deeply
yet not to have my acorns stolen, rather preserved for the day I am judged on what I have done with what He had given me
I am the forever-burning sun, beaming too bright for the eyes of my enemies
yet never boastful, rather willing to share my light with those who cry out “Help me”
I am delightful, but I am broken
I am sweet, but I am broken
I am a splendid wonder…
and only by His stripes am I healed
only by His grace am I adorned
only by His wonder am I gifted
Because I am His, and He is mine.
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