This week, it’s been a real source of gladness for me to work with girls at POINT, one of the best camps I’ve ever attended. It’s small. It’s fun. And it’s jam-packed with the spiritual! I’m looking at a round table of girls right now who are planning a class for young children about the prominent woman of Shunem in II Kings 4. They have baked bread, put together costumes, and, just now, they all sneezed loudly in unison. (You’ll have to read the chapter!) They’re auditioning for the best sneezer!
These are girls who have the right spirit. They’re working in his service. They are meek. They will tell you that their cause is bigger than themselves. They may not sound so quiet in this video, but they do remind me of this poem. They are working to be virtuous women!
The Virtuous Woman
A MEEK AND QUIET SPIRIT
LET ME WEAR WITH JOY I PRAY.
LET THOSE JEWELS OF THE HEART
GRACE MY SPIRIT, LORD,TODAY
TAKE FROM ME THE PEARLS OF RICHES
THAT WOULD KEEP ME, LORD, FROM THEE.
DRAPE ME WITH THE PEARLS OF WISDOM;
THAT THY SPIRIT I MAY SEE.
LET ME NOT, LIKE JAMES AND JOHN,
SEEK THE PLACE OF GRANDEST FAME.
REMIND ME THAT THE SAVIOR
AS A SERVANT HUMBLY CAME.
LET ME BE THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN;
SEEKING GOOD THROUGH ALL MY DAYS.
GIVE ME WEALTH FAR MORE THAN RUBIES;
IN THE GATES, REWARDS OF PRAISE.