“She worketh willingly with her hands…” – Proverbs 31:13

I am grateful for the godly women God has placed in my life. When I was born, my parents lived in the servant quarters on my grandparents’ farm. We moved to their present home when I was young, but I have always had a love for the farm. My grandmother was a hard worker. She was always busy milking cows by hand, and feeding them. She also took care of the chickens. Inside their house there was a room where she had a quilt rack, with a quilt in progress stretched across it. In her “free time,” she was in that room, sewing on the quilt. My grandmother loved the Lord and did her best to be a positive helpmate for her husband. My mother stayed home and raised her four girls (each of us are two-years apart in age). As we grew older, she became a cook at our church camp. She loved cooking and serving others. It was at that camp that I understood my need for Jesus as my Savior. There I prayed and accepted Jesus to forgive my sins. I knew that only Jesus could forgive my sins and give me a home in Heaven.

Later, the Lord blessed me with a wonderful husband – Jim. God then blessed us with four children. One boy and three girls. It is a joy to watch our three daughters and daughter-in-law serve others with kindness. They have a willing heart attitude and they show it in their actions. Our daughters daily care for their children (our ten grandchildren), and their husbands. This is a full-time job! Our daughter-in-law is a nurse who cares for people who are hurting, and she doesn’t even know them! All these precious ladies are working willingly with their hearts and hands. They share Jesus with many others daily. What their hands find to do, they do it!
Jesus willingly opened His heart, arms and hands for you on the cross. We should willingly open our hearts, arms, and hands to share Jesus with others. “She worketh willingly with her hands.” So should we!

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