He looks into her weary eyes and says, “Angie, I’ve to rush home and prepare for church right now. But mummy will be here with you. I promise to come and check on you right after service okay?”
Angie smiles at him and nods. “Daddy,” she says, “Pray for us okay?” And off he goes.
Under the shower, lots of thoughts run through his mind, “Will Angie have another crisis whilst he is gone? How will Jennifer handle it? He says a split second prayer for his family, and trusts God to do the rest.
On his way to the church, several other thoughts run through his mind, “Are the choristers ready? Have they done their warm ups and brushed through the Praise and Worship list?”
He walks into the auditorium, towards the worship team, and as usual they are not ready. He does the needful by brushing through the songs and praying with them. The technical guys signal, “Worship team, you are on in 3, 2, a-n-d 1.”
Patrick shouts, “Come on give a shout to the lord… Hallelujah!!! He is good… are you ready to bless the lord this morning? Come on put your hands together…” And the rest is history!
Have you stopped for one minute to think about Patrick and other such ministers? Like every other human being, they go through issues that sometimes overwhelm them. And if they get it wrong on a given day, don’t get upset and judge/criticise them too quickly.
I Timothy 2:1-2 reads, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people; for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
The next time a minister messes up clearly, think again before you pass a comment!
Keep on praying for and supporting us in every way you can.