“When it snows, she has no fear for her household, for all of them are clothed in scarlet.”
I have read this verse in Proverbs 31 many times but I never ‘got it’ until now. I love that about God’s word – no matter how many times I read it all the way through, I’m always motivated to do it again. Because there’s more. There’s something new God wants to reveal to me. It’s his living word and he’s still talking 🙂
And I realize that snowing in biblical times was probably a huge deal, something they weren’t prepared for. It would create a lot of issues and problems. A mother could be very worried about her family and what was happening to them during this time.
I realize that they were clothed in scarlet but they weren’t wearing red clothes. She knew her family was covered by sacrificial blood which was the blood of animals back in those days and is now the blood of Christ.
So when all of the problems and issues came, she didn’t need to worry. Her family was safe in the arms of God,
And, as a parent, I regularly need to remind myself to ‘ live’ this. I am blessed to know that my husband and grown children all have a personal relationship with Christ. Even my little 2 1/2 year-old grandson knows that God loves him.
They are in his hands.
They are clothed in scarlet.
And when the snow – or troubles – come, I won’t have to worry.
Maybe I’ll ask everyone to wear something red for our next family picture 🙂
Thank you, dear Father.