I started reading Rachel Held Evans’ book A Year of Biblical Womanhood the other day. One because it’s been on a list to read and two she is speaking at Belmont on Monday. So I thought now was as good a time as any. I definitely don’t believe I will be copying her adventure through a year of biblical womanhood but I do see that she has some great thoughts and perspectives on the way the Bible addresses women, and more importantly how the church does. (that was a run-on sentence if I ever saw one)
She speaks to a verse in Proverbs in the first chapter that I keep coming back to for some reason, and I have a sneaking suspicion on God knows. But it’s a verse that when I read it, and re-read it kept enveloping me like a warm blanket on a cold night. So today I wanted to share it with you all on this last Sharing Sunday of the blogging challenge. I pray for those of you who need this as much as I did, that you carry it with you into today, this week, and the next month.
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
As women, whether married or single, divorced or widowed, be clothed in strength. Be clothed with dignity. And let’s have a good ol’ laugh at the days yet to come in our lives because we are clothed in both, by a God who has bigger plans for us than we can even comprehend right now.