Eleanor

Psalm 27:4
One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon othe beauty of the Lord
and to inquire in his temple.

We had a service today for Eleanor Gerseik. She was at our church for about as many years as I’ve been alive. She believed the Gospel. She was a missionary to Egypt and then Lebanon. Then she was a nurse. Then she took care of her mom who had Alzheimer’s. She served so many in and out of the church in so many ways.

She was faithful, an encourager. Someone told a story today about her time taking care of her mom. Everyday she’d get a little break with tea and her favorite preacher on the radio: James Montgomery Boice. This break meant the world to her, because taking care of mom took a lot out of her. The day after mom died, her beloved radio broadcast was cancelled, apparently. She called the station right away. She wanted to know what happened to it. They told her that they hadn’t broadcast that program for many years. Whatever station she was listening to, it wasn’t their station. Yet it was. The only conclusion she or any of us can come to is that God provided for her in a special way.

And she provided for so many in gratitude to God for the gift of salvation through Christ Jesus.

None of this is normal, but it’s all God.

 

 

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