Thursday, January 27, 2011

Beautiful!

(Got home from Illinois yesterday afternoon. Wedding of daughter #3 was Saturday. Thanks to our gracious God for preserving us through blizzard & from foolish drivers on the trip home.)

I suppose every man thinks his own wife and daughters are beautiful. Maybe they don't, and I'm just making a generalization based on my own mindset.

Over the last weekend, though, I found myself impressed by the beauty of the girls and women of all ages at the wedding and then at worship the next morning. From preschool to elderly, I saw an attractiveness that really struck me.

I am going to go out on a limb, here and say that the grace of Christ in the heart can be seen in the countenance. I saw (and still see) it in the woman I chose to love for a lifetime, and I know my sons-in-law have seen it in countenances of my daughters, as well.

For some reason, though, it really impressed me over the weekend that Christian ladies have it all over the world in the beauty department. To keep this post true to the purpose of WARSKYL, I guess I should analogize an application for Christian Martialism, here.

As a woman's beauty begins within, so does a warrior's strength. Strength of character translates into strength for the battle.

I've written about this  before in a post about Sir Galahad. In the words of Tennyson's Galahad,

My strength is as the strength of ten
Because my heart is pure.

Christian Martialist, may your righteous strength complement the gracious beauty of the Christian women in your life.

2 comments:

The Warrior said...

Great post! Sorry I haven't been around much lately...am trying to get back into the swing of reading this and that.

Gravelbelly said...

Warrior, you're always welcome here. No apologies necessary.