Proverbs 12:11 A Pretty Woman’s Bread
Often, when I have scripture, I plan to do in advance, something that will happen that will help me write what I feel the Spirit of the Lord wants me to say. Yesterday morning March 8, 2022, my dear friend and sister in Christ passed away. She had a rare skin disease, her final days were painful, she had a very substantial loving family and church family and friends who will miss her. Leigh Austin Leigh loved the Lord and family and friends; she also loved her pets. I first met her when I began to attend the Mint Hill Community Seventh-day Adventist Church; I was a little intimidated by Ms. Austin at first. She was the president of Herbalife, traveling around the world, but Leigh treated me like family. I am Christian, and I am still a sinner, sad but true. When I am unhappy or incredibly angry, I will rant on social media, text messages, phone, or even in person. One day I was depressed about being a single man. I wondered if God was real and why He had not given me a wife or family to remove my loneliness. The following Sabbath, Ms. Leigh was sitting at the same table with me as we had a potluck after worship. Ms. Leigh told me, Sam, I saw your post on Facebook, and I was want to say to you that Ellen G White ( A founding member of the SDA church) noted in her writings in the kingdom of heaven, no child of God will even experience loneliness again. I don’t read Ellen G White’s writing, and when I try, I can’t understand it, but trust Ms. Leigh Austin’s word of wisdom. The book of Proverbs is a wise word passed down from King Solomon to his son, and like the rest of scripture, it is wisdom for all sons and daughters from Father God. The bread in Proverbs 12:11 is about physical bread a farmer will get from plowing his field to share with his whole family and with as many as possible. Ms. Leigh Austin loved God’s word, attending church worship, and the delicious food she prepared for the potluck. She allowed the church to have service in her beautiful home. She was sad and happy when the church found another location for worship. Before the COVID-19 pandemic started, Ms. Austin had begun to attend worship less because she was unable, but the zoom streaming service allowed her to hear God’s word and fellowship with others. Last several months, I have received text messages and emails asking for prayers for Leigh; I even sent her a gift from a florist. She told me once she liked the music of Roy Orbison. My heart breaks that she passed away, but I know Ms. Leigh Austin loved the Lord and His bread of life, me and the rest of God’s children will see her again. God’s word tells me that day is coming soon and very soon. God bless you all; the Lord Jesus of Ms. Leigh Austin loves you, and so do I. His bondservant, Samuel J Head.