Part 10: What God Said (In Honor of Pastor’s & Pastor’s Wives)

“And Rachael is going to write a poem for our Pastor’s Wives Appreciation Luncheon,” she announced to the women’s Bible study group as we dismissed.

“What?” I said. “Wait a minute, Sandy!” I said, as I chased her into the lobby. “You can’t just order a poem. It doesn’t work like that! Do you think this is like driving up to Dunkin Donuts and ordering a small light extra cream and sugar?!”

“Well, if you don’t want to do it, I can find someone else.” She said nonchalantly as she spun around and walked away.

“I didn’t say I didn’t want to do it. I can’t just make this happen!”  

“Hey!” I said,  as she pushed through the doors. “Pray for me!”  

I stood alone in the church. “God?” I said. “Help. Please? What do you want me to say?”

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(Sarah’s daughter refers to the scripture: 1 Peter 3:6)

The night after I wrote For the Pastor’s Wife, I returned from church distressed. I threw myself onto a chair and said, “God, what about my pastor? What about the pastors, Lord? …Who is the pastor?” This was His answer:

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© 2016 Rachael M Colby

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