The Virtuous Woman is Diligent.
The lady of whom we read could never be portrayed as lazy. Here we are told that she seeks wool and flax. She goes about the business of gathering what she needs for her family; she is not waiting for someone to bring things to her.
She works, completing the tasks set before her with steady effort, persevering through difficulties that may arise. What is her attitude about all that she must accomplish? She works willingly. Ah, there is much to be learned here. She doesn’t complain to her family or friends about all that she has to do. She accepts her responsibilities and goes about fulfilling them with a servant’s heart.
She works with her hands. Our hands minister in so many ways to our families! From kneading bread to peeling potatoes, folding laundry to washing dishes, brushing a child’s hair to mending a pair of pants, the hands of a wife and mother serve each family member.
This week may I follow her example, working diligently with a cheerful spirit, using my hands to meet the needs of my family and others around me.