What a day of great blessings this was for me!
I was able to spend a wonderful day at Bradfor Hall home of Dr David Black and his wife Becky..... and all the other folks who flow through the doors who become family once their foot is inside.
Becky has a rare form of cancer called " clear cell", you can read about it here at Dave's blog . Becky is on her final days of journey here on earth, and I had the honor of spending some time with her.
Today was a student work day so I was able to meet these wonderful young men.
All with hearts for the Lord! A real treat was having Niguesse ( far right) offer the lunch blessing in Aramaic... the language our Lord spoke.... just the sound of the spoken words and the earnestness of Niguesse's pray made tears come to my eyes.
Becky and I got settled in and though very weak, and barely able to talk we spoke of death... no, there was no tip toeing around about it... Death is natural, we all do it, and we will all face it..
Some of the things Becky said were that she believed she was to minister to the end lettting folks know what it was like to die, that she wanted to finish strong , like Sampson and take the enemy down hard".
We also had a bit of a very private conversation but I will share a glimmer of something she whispered to me " God's Grace is big enough to cover any regret"..... Amen! I was the one to serve her and she spoke such words to me!
A knock at the door and in came her son Nathan and his wife Jessie with their crew
a fun bunch! While they visited I went to help Karen prepare lunch for the work crew
This young lady has such a sweet spirit and a real love for the Lord, we became instant friends and lunch and clean up were a pleasure.
After lunch I had Becky time again! Just as we settled in, another knock at the door...
Is this a beautiful family or what? As mom , dad and big sister spent time with Becky, I had a hoot of a time with the younger guys. We played ball, we fed the donkeys, we talked about dogs, one of the liveliest conversations I have had in a long time and I loved every minute of it!
More Becky time and another knock on the door.... 2 of the young fellas from the work crew... tears in their eyes came in to tell Becky how much her witness meant to them... I had to leave the room to wipe my own eyes...
After they left I told Becky if she wasn't so loved she might be able to get some rest! The next hour or so that is exactly what happened.. I sat and crocheted, Becky rested... we listened to the Christian music playing in the background.
I knew the Lord had told me to help, and I was ready to serve, but I didn't realize the HUGE blessing I would reap....
I am going to leave you wiht one of Becky's favorite Bible verses: Galations 2:20-21
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”
Here is a picture of Becky taken a few weeks ago:
I might be able to go back and spend time with Becky before her body dies, maybe it won't work out... Our last words to each other? " I'll be seeing you"
Because we will, maybe not on this earth, but certainly in our eternal life...I say this with confidence....I pray you can too...