"Taste and see that the LORD is good. Blessed is the person who takes refuge in him." – Psalm 34:8
Many times, during my childhood, I heard this verse quoted. It was one of my mother's favorites. You see, my mother was very ill for much of my early years and could not digest physical food after her diagnosis of inoperable cancer, so she absorbed spiritual food, found in God's Word, for her daily sustenance...and for her eventual healing. (Her faith-journey is chronicled in my book, The Sunroom.)
Twelve years ago, at the age of eighty-four, my dear mother joined the Church Triumphant, yet her unyielding determination and unwavering trust in God continues to be an encouragement to me, and to our family, as well as thousands of souls she and my father's lives touched through their many years of pastorates and missions work overseas. She was tested and tried and came through that personal fire a strong and devout woman of courage and faith...and the cancer never returned. A true miracle!
To God be the glory!