This has been a very busy week with several of our members in the hospital and two deaths. Thus, I have been away from the keyboard. At any rate, the sick are improving and things look a little better for the next few days. We do have a funeral tomorrow, and that will occupy the afternoon. I could sure use your prayers as we move through these hectic days.
If you are a Baptist Pastor you will not achieve fame, glory or riches. If those things are your goals in life, you would be better off heading in a different direction. If, however, you are interested being involved with people, you are in the right place. If you want to make a difference in people’s life day by day, you are in the right place. If you want to give your life to a worthy cause, you are in the right place. If you want to be a blessing to the hurting; the fragrance of life to those dead in sin; and if you want to go to your grave feeling like your life mattered, you are in the right place. Preacher, the days get long and the nights very short sometimes, but from one who is in the trenches with you, let me encourage you to carry on. The people you serve, God’s precious children, they need you. The Kingdom of God needs you. Your work is relevant, important and timeless. The people around may not tell you that your ministry is a blessing, but if you listen close, you might hear the Father in Heaven as He whispers in your heart, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” That after all, is why we ought to serve anyway. It’s all about Him! Carry on Preacher, you are making a difference.