Saturday, July 21, 2007

Martha Bell

2 Timothy 4:6-8
6For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. 7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

My heart aches tonight as I received the news of a precious sister who went to be with Jesus. Martha Bell is (I say is because her spirit lives on) a precious woman that I had the honor to study the word with a year or so ago. She came to my Daniel bible study last summer and I am forever blessed because of her life. I was so sad to hear the news tonight. I had written a friend that goes to my church asking about her and she gave me the news. I am glad that I got her a card before she went to be with Jesus and I shared with her how much she meant to me. She had lung cancer. Martha was the biggest encourager. She would call my house and leave me the sweetest messages. I was so touched by her witness. She was a single woman in her 50's and she was so sick yet she still made time to come to bible study and her ladies Sunday school class. She loved Jesus and loved His word. It makes me sad to think of the times I complain and don't feel like making it to church and then someone like Martha is doing whatever she can to make it to be with fellow believers in the midst of a terrible illness. She was so funny and she was also so ready to go and be at home with the Lord. She kept the faith and kept seeking Him until her last breath. She was so eager to serve in some way. She would get to our study early just to make nametags...she was a teacher so she had the best handwriting. I hope that I am like her when it comes my time to go and be with my King. Our life truly is a vapor and a mist here one day and gone the next. I will see you in heaven Martha!!

1 comment:

Shelly said...


Her life can be an example to all of us.