I never met her in person, but I will some day. She had an impact on my life here and she shared Jesus Christ as her Lord and savior with many others.
I met her first through The Harjo Tribe blogspot. I followed her from there to Micki Harjo Memoirs. She also maintained their church’s website, To Every Native, though that one has but one post, there is a very in-depth introduction on the right.
Each one of these tells her story from a different viewpoint. The Harjo Tribe one-liners stick with us. To Every Native speaks of their mission.
It is Micki’s Memoirs that build pictures of this child of God. Her last post was the morning of her surgery for cancer:
The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. (Psalms 145:17-20 KJV)
Early morning of her surgery she posted on FB that the surgery had been moved up and how she was confident. I wrote, “We will be praying -- for you, the family, the doctor -- everyone involved,” and added a small anecdotal surgical story that made her laugh.
I did pray. So did hundreds of others. Somewhere in each of those prayers we echoed Jesus in Matthew 26:39: Not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Micki failed to return home from her surgery. Not a full week later, Micki was home with our Lord. It is a shock to all of us who came to know her love and hospitality. It saddened those of us who celebrated with her as she praised God as people came to Him as savior. It comforted us to know that His will is accomplished.
We pray for the Comforter to be with her family in their loneliness and grief, though they are surrounded with love. We pray for Bro. Bobby Harjo who misses his helpmeet in ways we cannot imagine nor change.
We also rejoice, as Christ explained:
Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. (John 14:28 KJV)
Upon such is our faith built – the solid rock.
… and that Rock was Christ. (1 Corinthians 10:4b KJV)