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"Thank you so much for a great job!
It had been several years since I had held the pen for “Why, Pastor, Why.”
God had given me the idea for something just as significant for the Assistant Pastor, and I had kept the first words tucked away in a drawer. In the back of my mind, for years and years, I knew that, after writing “Why, Pastor, Why,” the natural next step would be to write something for the Assistant Pastor. I just didn’t get all of the words until sixteen years later. Yes, sixteen years. “Why, Pastor, Why” had kept us so busy, that I didn’t have the time, or inclination, to get back to something for the Assistant Pastor. Finally, it was time, and God gave me the rest of the words to “Letter to Assistant Pastor.”
What God gave me was not a poem, as with “Why, Pastor, Why.” I didn’t know “why” until the very end. The work to honor Assistant Pastors was not even a poem. It was a letter. I wrote and wrote the letter, written from the Pastor to the Assistant Pastor, and then … I got the ending. The ending that surprised even me! All these, years, I just didn’t know. You’ll have to read the “Letter” to find out what I am talking about.
God gave me the words to “Letter To Assistant Pastor” in a variety of different locations, over those sixteen years, so I wrote the words on just as varied types of paper. I had some notes written on note cards, “sticky notes,” memo pads, and note pads. Yes, it took sixteen years to sit down and put them all together. Then, it was time.
Haven’t we all known such wonderful Assistant Pastors? The words fit those I have been so blessed to have known. And, I hope those you have known.
Here’s a new quote God gave me, just for the Assistant Pastor:
"Jesus needs an Assistant Pastor. And, so does the Pastor."
Blessings to you, your family, your Pastor ... and your Assistant Pastor,