A Pastor’s Love

A pastor’s love for his people.
A shepherd’s heart for his sheep.
He is so protective
With those he’s been given to keep.
A faithful prayer warrior.
A faithful attentive ear.
A servant ready to serve.
A friend who’s always near.
God’s man is always on duty.
He’s always on call.
Never leaving his flock,
Even when they fall.
Interceding for his fold.
Interacting with his people.
Strengthening the strong.
Carrying the feeble.

7-7-15 written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Pastors Jimmy Dykes and Randy Bray

Plagued Within

How horrifying it must have been, Lord,
for Your children to experience
the plagues of Egypt.
Were there not some who lived and served
in the houses of the Egyptians,
and could not run away?
How terrifying it must have been…
among the flies, the locusts, the frogs,
and that deep and blinding dark.
How that grip of death
must have choked at their souls.
And had they not been Yours,
death would have won.
Such turmoil must have been theirs,
struggling to know that You were among them.
How hard it must have been on You
to watch Your children
go back into the palace,
or back into the fields,
to be beaten all those years.
They were Your people.
How joyous that day must have been
for You to lead them out of bondage
and out of the path of Your wrath.

2-14-15 Written by Gail Brookshire
PS… This was inspired by a message that my Pastor (Jim Dykes of Brookstone Church) had preached on during his sermon series Moses… A Man for the Ages. I cannot tell you how much the Lord used him in one of the most critical times in my life! God used Him to help me keep my sanity, my faith, and my strength. The next several poems will be related to those sermons! I highly recommend his series! This particular message helped me to know… to believe that God cared about my having to go back into the desert that He was leading me through. It wasn’t about me, but it was for me. And He was with me.