"Thy wife shall be as
a fruitful vine by the sides
of thine house:"
A vine makes any building look beautiful. Here in Thailand, I often see corrugated tin shacks that are completely covered with beautiful blooming vines. Some pink, some white, some mauve, but all beautiful and sweetly scented. Sometimes it's a cucumber vine or a bitter gourd vine. I also see grand houses with bougainvillea crawling up the house in grand bursts of fuchsia and white.
No matter how grand or lowly the house, a beautiful vine makes an improvement. A vine changes our perception of the building. A vine covers imperfections.
What a beautiful picture of marriage. My husband is the building - my life, the vine. We have the opportunity as wives to beautify the lives and ministries of our husbands. No matter how grand or lowly the man, we can be a help and a blessing to him. No man is perfect, but we can help balance out and beautify those imperfections. I'm not saying that we join in sin with our husbands as Sapphira did. She became a partaker in sin while trying to cover it up. I'm saying that we should be our husband's best friend and do our best to make him look good. And let's face it - we do change people's perception of our husbands - either for the better or for the worse. Now that reminds me of some promises that we all as wives have made .....