The almost impossible has happened! Finally a perfect pastor has been modeled who pleases everyone. I listed all the good attributes of many pastors to compile the perfect pastor. The Results: He preaches great heart-felt messages in only 20 minutes. He can sing tenor and a tad of bass to a mixture of contemporary, traditional, with a touch of southern gospel. He greets everyone in all services, and he is the last one to leave as he must lock the doors and turn out the lights. He works 10 hours a day doing custodial work,mowing the church yard, makes at least ten calls, visits shut-ins, evangelizes others with tracts, and as he returns home he prays for missionaries. He receives $125 a week, buys his clothes from goodwill, drives an old car, and his wife uses coupons. He is involved in all projects, fellowship, and cleanups. He is 25 years old, but has the wisdom of an elder. He is tall but appears to be short. He has one brown eye and one blue eye. He parts his hair in the middle, the left side is curly and the right side is straight. He loves to work with young people but spends most of his time with the older folks. He smiles with a straight face. He is never out of his office, and he is always “there” when you are sick. He understands email, FB, computers, Internet, I-Pads and I-Phones, and he loves to receive your emails, calls, texts, and drop-in visits. All members love him from the nursery to those on the back seats. He understands all sides of all problems and always has the right solution. His wife never complains, continually smiles, listens to everyone, and stands by his side. His children set a good example for all children. He is the perfect pastor but there are three problems. One: There is only one of him. Two: You don’t have him.Three: You will never find him. Well, let’s stop looking for the perfect pastor and be“more” thankful for the good pastor we do have. Always remember that the best of man is still just a man. As one pastor said, “We would have a good church if it were not for people.” We need to get our eyes off one another, and look unto Jesus Christ the author and finisher of our faith (Heb.13:5). Look to Him Who cares for us as no other (II Peter 5:7). Seek Him and you find that He is just a prayer away! When you can’t see His hand, look for His heart. He promises that He will never leave or forsake you, and He will always be “there” on time, the right time, and every time. So, in this changing world, let’s all be thankful we do have a perfect Lord and Saviour Who never changes. “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8).
Smile Time: Kid to mom after church, “What is the highest you have ever counted?” She then asked, “What is the highest you have counted?” He said, “9,782.” She asked, “Why did you stop counting?” He answered, “That’s when the pastor stop preaching.” (It is amazing how minds wander during preaching – Some count lights – Look at people – Think of things to do – Some count – What do you do?).