The weight is so heavy! The task of shepherding the people of God is no small task. The concerns of a shepherd for a flock are many. The Apostle Paul talks about loosing sleep because of his concern for the flock of God. I know what that feels like, but I know that is the call of God for every pastor. However, I must say, the weightiest of all the tasks of the pastor is preaching to His Bride, the Church. I mean you’re the mouth piece of God. This isn’t just some group of people, it’s His Bride. I’m supposed to wash her with the water of His Word, so as to, present her clean to Him who has called me. The weight is so heavy that I must crawl into His pulpit merely begging Him to use me to this end. Knowing that if He leaves me to myself it will be the worthless babbling of an idiot. Knowing that unless He speaks no one will be changed. May God in His mercy deliver me this morning and glorify Himself. May He deliver all His preachers this morning.
Because of the Lamb,