A tribute to a special person:
Psalm 48:14--For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
I had never really known what this scripture meant until I actually seen it with mine own eyes. Literally! I knew of a woman of God that became very special to me. She was a scholar in the word. She not only knew the word, but lived every scripture of it. She believed it. She breathed it. Every time you talked with her, somehow or another, somewhere in the conversation, a scripture, an encouraging word, the name of Jesus, a song would always be just in the next breath. Before her death, she had 2 of her children living with her. She told them it was time to get out on their own, that God was doing something. She didn't know exactly what, but she knew something was fixing to happen. She was expecting something. Her children moved out into apartments of their own. She packed up all her things into boxes and got ready to move. She lived out of boxes for several months. She kept waiting for God. She kept expecting God to tell her where she was going. As the days passed, she started growing weary in her body. It became hard for her to breath. She became sick. She called her brothers to come and pray with her. They took her home with them, where we all began to take care of her. Her health became progressively worse, in and out of the hospital several times. The last time in the hospital, the family, and several church members gathered around her bed in I.C.U. and we began to pray. The presence of God was so strong in the room, all I could do was cry, raise my hands, and bow my head in reverence. As a few minutes went by, she began to code, but the peace of God was so present, we all knew Jesus had come for her.
I miss this precious woman of God so much, even though I know she's with Jesus. What a testimony she lived in life to us who remain. She reminds me of a man in the Bible. His name was Enoch. In Genesis 5:24, it states, "And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. Hebrews 11:5 states, "...for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God." That's what I want my testimony to be, that I pleased God. Freyda definitely had a testimony. Even though she was confined to a wheelchair the last several years, her spirit was free, and she praised God at all times. May we all strive to have the same testimony, that we please God in all things.
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