As I mentioned in a former post, there are certain things that people give and do for their Pastor that hold exceptional meaning and blessing. The following is a sentiment written and given to us by a precious family in our church. These are the kinds of things that make ministry worth all the guff, all the time, all the inconvenience, and all the pain that it can so frequently bring into the life of a minister.
The outside was sprinkled with all the things my husband loves--a pickup truck with a golden retriever in the bed, a Bible, a target and a gun, a field with a tractor in it. On the inside was a hilarious photo of a soldier standing beside a sheep whom had been donned with his combat helment. Above it was written Jeremiah 3:15.
That verse says "And I give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding."
On the other page was written the following:
There's not very many more wonderful things a human could do,
than remind himself that he is nothing and help others see that too
We're glad we have a pastor who knows he's just a man
Whom the Word is his strength, whose God makes him stand
Who tells the truth because he knows the truth sets free
Who knows the wounds of a friend are better than the kisses of an enemy
Who doesn't often grow weary, because he works unto the Lord
Who carried a 45 and who drives a Ford (This cracked us up!)
What a dear family, what a touching sentiment.
See, I told you we have the best people! :-)