Sweeter Than Honey

January 1st, 2014

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Psalm 119:17-32

She never earned a doctorate, wrote a book, or received prestigious honors. Still, Reverend Estelle Crutcher was an extraordinary and wise woman of God. That is because she intimately knew her beloved God and His Living Word. Her counsel was tempered with Spirit-filled wisdom, gleaned from hours, indeed decades, of feasting on God’s living bread. When she spoke believers and unbelievers alike listened.

I’ll never forget studying the Gospel of Matthew at her feet. I noticed not just a phrase or two, but every word was underlined. Why? She smiled and quoted a psalm, “How sweet are [God’s] words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Ps. 119:103).

The Bible opened her eyes to potential in others. Missionary Rhonda Slingerland recalls Grandma asking, “Rhonda, Darling, is God calling you to leave your law firm to serve Him? If so, please pay attention.” Rhonda knew this was the divine nudge she needed to step out in obedience.

May “the wonderful things of God’s law” that shaped this precious one’s heart imprint us as well.

Author: Janine Metcalf

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