Florence was 85 years old and what I can remember from her is she was always smiling and her eyes always showed constant joy. The wheelchair she was in never dampens her spirit to stroll over and say hi to everyone she knows. I never once saw Florence frowned.
You see, one thing that many people don’t know when they first meet Florence was that she had terminal cancer but unlike most terminally ill people, Florence never once complained nor spoke of the pain she was going through; instead she gave praise to God regularly.
“Eliezer,” was always her reply when I asked her how she was. It means “God is my helper.” Florence passed away in 2008 but she has touched many lives with her smiles, courage and joy. She comforted me many times with her ways and her joy will always remind me of Eliezer – God is my helper.
Is God your helper? Is HE the source of your constant joy or your joy is controlled by your circumstances?
Psalm 54:4 (NASB)
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.