“WHY, PASTOR, WHY™” is a poem specifically purposed to uplift and encourage Pastors.
While it is written to show love and appreciation, it also answers the basic question every Pastor must address- both in times of joy and in those moments of despair and discouragement: "Why has God chosen me for this office?"
During his Sunday night sermon, "Pastor Dan" used himself as an example to illustrate the awesome grace and mercy of God. He humbly acknowledged he did not know, nor could he understand, why God had reached down to save him-why God had entrusted him with the anointed task of ministry.
Later that night, as I pondered my Pastor's "why?" the Lord answered the question for me, giving me the poem, "Why, Pastor, Why." He further revealed that His answer applied not only to Pastor Dan, but to all Pastors. Then, He directed me to reach all Pastors with this simple message.
Many times, I have heard the startling statistics of the number of Pastors who are leaving the ministry. We as Christians can forget how we were before the Lord "called us out," how much He has done for us, and how many lives we have affected through our faith. How much greater the burden must be for these men and women who devote their lives to the Gospel. They must "keep on keeping on!" Not just for themselves, but for the lives they touch. The call is not just for them, but for their flock.
I firmly believe that God wishes to give this message of encouragement to all pastors, and their congregations, world-wide.
Blessings to you, your family, and your Pastor,
I am also asked where the quote about the high office of Pastor came from:
God gave me this statement in July of 2008, as I was speaking in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. I believe it as strongly now, as I did when God shared it with me:
"The office of Pastor is the highest office in the land. For, the people choose the president. God chooses the Pastor."
I was preparing a Christmas presentation, when God gave me this quote:
"The greatest gift God gives to the local church is their Pastor."
Blessings to you all,