So, he told her everything. "No razor has ever been used on my head," he said, "because I have been a Nazirite dedicated to God from my mother's womb. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man." ~Judges 16:17
The photo you see of me above documents how long my hair has grown since January of 2020. Covid worries have kept me far, far away from the hair salon, that's for sure! Even though I'm fully vaccinated, I've made some serious decisions about the future of the hair I always took too much pride in by highlighting and having it trimmed four times a year.
My natural look, given to me by God, that has emerged over this year, is more than enough. But it took me going through this period of isolation to receive and accept the revelation. The Lord has stripped me of my vanity and flushed it down the drain. Oh, how grateful I am for that! I don't need another roadblock on the path to His Kingdom.
My husband, Danny, orders official hair-cutting scissors and beautician's comb months ago. I'm reluctant, at first, to let him have at it, so to speak.
But this past week, knowing he's studied many a video on YouTube on how to trim hair, I decide it's time to grant permission. And I'm not disappointed in the least by the outcome.
All the dead ends are gone, and my hair, naturally thin and fine, is showing more of a healthy body and sheen than I could have hoped for.
Now, don't get me wrong. I will sorely miss my dear friend and hairdresser, Donna, but my hopes and prayers are that I can treat her to lunch or coffee in the near future, just to stay in touch and enjoy her company. I certainly won't waste her time with fussing over my hair!
And the money saved by not visiting a salon? More to give to my church and select charitable organizations! Or, a gift out of the blue for the grands.
God desires nothing more than for us to look in the mirror and see ourselves as nothing less than His children. The gray in my hair makes no difference to Him.
If that's the case, then it needs to make no difference to me.