Most people are familiar with the “Proverbs 31 Woman”. Reading about her, we discover the portrait of a woman who lives a life of inner beauty. Her qualities are listed with no mention at all of outward beauty. In fact, the comment made about beauty in that chapter is that it is “passing”! The ideal “Proverbs 31” woman may even be less than beautiful by the world’s standards…BUT her inner qualities far surpass anything that can be seen with the eye! What she has on the inside can be perceived when she talks: wisdom and kindness; goodness, generosity, discipline, honor, strength, creativity, a strong work ethic…aren’t all of these things far more desirable that “passing” outward beauty and charm? She is a geode!
I’m fully aware that I don’t possess outward beauty. Age-related wrinkles, sags, a few curves too many in undesirable places are obvious. Nonetheless, that doesn’t concern me. I get the geode concept. Common, ordinary and less than stunningly beautiful on the outside are perfectly fine with me, as long as I have real, internal beauty; the kind mentioned in Proverbs 31. Now THAT’S a geode! That’s what I want to be!