"Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table." Psalm 128:3
Here is an excerpt from~ Queen of the Home compiled by Jennifer McBride
"Have you crowned your husband? The more richly you crown him, the more you will be blessed.
What does the crown look like with which you adorn your husband? Does it look tarnished and strange because many jewels are missing? Or is it filled with precious gems? What are some of the gems that will make your husband proud to wear you as his crown?
Is your crown decorated with diamonds of devotion, dedication, dignity, and diligence that will delight His soul?
Have you set sapphires that will shine and sparkle with serving, sacrificial and submissive spirit? Are you sweet to him? Are you a strength and support to his vision in life? Are you sensitive to his needs? Are you steadfast in your loyalty and commitment to your marriage?
Have you positioned pearls in your crown~pearls of patience, peace, perseverance and prayer for your husband?
Oh don't forget the rubies, the rarest of all gems. Is your crown radiating with rubies of reverence and respect for your husband?
Is your crown ornamented with opals of openness, obedience, overflowing love and the oil of joy?
Don't forget emeralds that emanate esteem, earnest commitment, encouragement and endurance.
Adorn your crown with amethysts of admiration, affirmation, approval, appreciation, and attentiveness.
Just a minute! You can't forget the crowning jewel of all~Contentment! This jewel adds luster to your crown. This jewel releases your husband from bondage and pressure."
Written by Nancy Campbell
There is more to this beautiful illustration that Mrs. Campbell wrote that is in the book but when I read this today I felt so compelled to aim to add those jewels my crown. My crown has been tarnished at times, it has jewels that are missing, but I am seeking to repair that crown. Polish it up. Dig out the jewels and begin to construct that crown again.
Let us add one JUST ONE of these jewels to our crown for our husbands today. Maybe we need to add some Pearls~Patience, Emeralds~Encouragement, Opals~Oil of Joy, or maybe we need to add some Rubies of Reverence.