Today I learned that Mrs. Oliver went home to be with Jesus on December 27th.
Mrs. Oliver taught me so much in our short time together. She was a strong woman who believed in the provision and mighty hand of God in her life and the lives of her family. Here is just a glimpse of one of our times together.
"I have always been drawn to pictures of the harvest. I think that the story comes from my mother. She painted this picture for me with her words. When we would pass by a harvest field she would tell us it is like how we as humans are working in a harvest, God’s harvest. We should be His reapers in His harvest. As I think more on this I think of the sower who may never be seen again. He plants the seeds in the soil then the reaper comes along and is seen reaping the field. The reaper receives all of the praise while he may not have been the one to do all of the work. We may just be the sower of seeds in our lifetime. I hope and pray that maybe I can enrich somebody’s life for Jesus during this life."
Well Mrs. Oliver you have! You have touched my life in a special way and reminded me of the God of the harvest. May you rest in peace and my your family be comforted by the sweet embrace of the Father as they grieve your passing.