Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ministering the Minister

It was a gloomy rainy day going to church. Only few cars were on the road. Leaves on the trees started to turn yellow, orange, red and brown. To some, it is a sign that depressing days is coming again.

Everybody in the church was warm. I was glad that they didn't turn on the aircondition. We offer to God our heartfelt offering of songs of praise and worship. Somewhere in the middle of the worship, the song leader call to pray for our pastor. The congregation came forward, laying hands and saying a prayer for our pastor. It was a very long prayer for our pastor and to his wife.

The presence of God was with us in the fellowship. Everybody was praying to each other, some ministered to others by uplifting their spirit, giving them words of comfort and while at the same time the worship team continued on singing worship songs. That was how it consumed the entire morning. There was no preaching of the Word of God this time.

I was very blessed. I can feel how much these congregation loves the pastor. They really care for him. I realized that it was just the right thing to do. Ministers are human, too. They also need to be ministered to. They need prayers from other people. The spiritual battles are wearisome.

"Pray at all time (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people)."
Ephesians 6:18 AMP

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