Wednesday, April 23, 2003 AD "Whose Young Woman Is This?" In a study of Ruth a few years ago, a friend took umbrage with the verse containing my title question. It amused me because I know her loving daddy walked her down the aisle and handed her off to her loving husband. She's always been somebody's young woman and hasn't a clue of how blessed she is to have always been somebody's young woman.
I've spent the years since that night mulling over that exchange and nursing two feelings: 1) self-righteousness, because I, of course, do realize what a blessing it would be to be someone's young woman and 2) self-pity, because I never have been someone's young woman.
I need to repent of four things: 1) my self-righteousness, 2) self-pity and 3 & 4) self-delusion and ingratitude if I think that my Heavenly Father has somehow given me a second-rate life if He has, in His perfect providence, chosen to bless me in ways that do not involve having a daddy or husband to love, lead, provide for and protect me. God is good all the time. All the time, God is good. Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 4/23/2003 04:29:00 PM
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