Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Burning Coals

I'm on the final pages of Little Women and it has been a very enjoyable book!  The sisters, Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth journey through life learning lessons about God, life, death, boys, marriage, etc...
One of my favorite chapters tells of Amy going to the fair to sell flowers and her competitor sends buyers over to purchase her flowers. When Jo and Amy find out about the goodwill of their "enemy" they rally their friends together to go to her booth to purchase all of her vases.
Later that day as Jo is brushing Amy's hair and praising her for her actions, Amy kindly responded: "I only did as I'd be done by. You laugh at me when I say I want to be a lady, but I mean a true gentle-woman, in mind and manners, and I try to do it as far as I know how, I can't explain exactly, but I want to be above the little meannesses and follies and faults that spoil so many woman. I'm far from it now, but I do my best, and hope in time to be what Mother is."
Throughout the book, the girls confide in their mother. She is someone in whom they can trust and love. She is always kind, forever wise, tender and full of courage. She has taught her little women to be the same, and turned their thoughts towards God.
In Romans 12:20 it says this:
"But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head."

Oh to be a true gentle-woman in mind and manners, to be above the meanness, follies, and faults that spoil so many. I too come to God daily and present Him with this desire, asking Him to help me work above the meanness, the faults and follies that so easily spoil me!  To be kind to those that are not always kind to me, to love and show mercy and grace, to be a gentle woman of God!
Jesus Say That Again, You have asked me to feed my enemy, and to offer drink. You have said that to love You is to love those that persecute me. Work through me, Jesus, and Say That Again!


  1. what are you doing up at 6 am on Saturday?
    this is Kathryn

    1. :) 6 am is not early for me!
      What are you doing up at 6 am on Saturday??


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