Musings from Labor & Delivery

As we continue to await the arrival of our baby boy, I am pondering the thought that I have not taken a Sunday away from Overcomers Church since its inception on January 29 of last year…until today. The labor process began early yesterday and continues as I type this. My wife has been a trooper.

Many pastors of churches our size or larger have stated that they cannot take a Sunday off because there is no one to fill in the gaps. I was reminded once again how blessed we are to have people who can preach, lead worship, and make everything else happen without me being there. (I hope they didn’t have too much fun enjoying my absence😂.)

I don’t write this to brag on people (although I think our people our great), and I don’t write this to demean situations where pastors do not have someone to stand in the gap. I do want to brag on God for putting a group of people together who understand their function in the body of Christ and has been so good to check on us through the process. This is how a faith community should function.

20 thoughts on “Musings from Labor & Delivery

  1. Happy Baby Miracle! Yes, that’s how a church SHOULD function! The church I now attend actually has about 5-6 people who are ordained and several others who are more than capable of stepping in if needed. There should be NO ONE totally indispensable in a congregation that’s trusting the Lord for everything that is needed to bless Him!

  2. This is what being part of a church is all about. It would be unhealthy if the church could only function with you there, it’s great that it functions because God is there! Hope you’re all doing well!

  3. Absolutely! My home church is the same. Our pastor has men he can rely on to stand in for him, and that definitely is what the body of believers should be.

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