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

Author: Rachael M Colby

Born and raised in Jamaica, award-winning writer Rachael M. Colby resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wife, mom, beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaith Chat leader, Rachael writes to glorify God, encourage believers, and reach the lost. She connects culture’s questions with Christianity’s answers, inspires faith, and motivates through articles, devotions, poetry, and interviews. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and to uplift those who serve in tough places. Her work has appeared on Southern Ohio Christian Voice, Inkspirations Online, and on the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog. She runs on copious amounts of coffee and chocolate. Her WIPs include a compilation of her family’s and others’ stories of their work as civil rights activists (adult and children’s books), and a devotional for writers. You can connect with Rachael on her website, TattooItOnYourHeart.com—a place for seekers, followers, and writers, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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