A small group that couldn’t make it to Bessie’s funeral gathered at Eumundi in Queensland to honour Bessie. Her daughter and family were there & Rachel shared what she’d read out at the funeral – that Bessie wanted to show Christians how to die and that her illnesses were just a nuisance.
The highlights of Bessie’s life that were shared by a few were…
She dresses with strength and nobility, and she smiles at the future. ***“She speaks with wisdom, and on her tongue there is tender instruction.*** She keeps a close eye on the conduct of her family, and she does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children and her husband stand up and bless her. In addition, he sings her praises, by saying, ‘Many women have done noble work, but you have surpassed them all!’ “Charm is deceptive, and beauty evaporates, but a woman who has the fear of the Lord should be praised. Reward her for what she has done, and let her achievements praise her at the city gates.” Proverbs 31:25-31
She did not touch what The Lord was doing – You can’t let go of what you’ve been given - Always Spoke of the Kingdom - Always a step ahead in what she’d say or do - She’d always share, “What’s God doing in the world; in your world.” - Inspirational passion to see where the finger was on the pulse of what God was doing around the world - She loved the 22 ‘one-anothers’ and was that to all she met.
I shared this…
Bessie a woman of great quality & calibre … her name describes her best
B is for brave and bold a definite pioneer
E is for extraordinary steps she took
S is for the simplicity in what she shared
S & I is for the special insight she had
E is for the encouragement she gave to one and all.