Appreciating Our Pastors

Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. – Exodus 17:12

Moses was a great leader.  After a shaky beginning, with all of his flaws and fears, God molded him into one of the most renowned and revered leaders in all of history. When Moses stood at the edge of the Red Sea, with Pharaoh’s army on their heels, Aaron and Hur saw his weariness, but not his weakness.  Rather than ceasing the opportunity to flaunt his failure, they quietly went to work to provide him comfort, support his work, and sooth his spirit by standing by his side – all day until the job was done. Even the great Moses, fueled by the supernatural power of “the burning bush”(Exodus 3:2),  couldn’t do it all on his own.

A servant of God is still just a human, bound by our physical and mental limitations, unable to live or work or accomplish God’s goals alone.  Together, some are called to lead; many more are called to follow.  A few will hold the staff, the rest of us must help them carry it.  This is God’s plan for His Church. Today, we honor the leader and show our appreciation by standing by his side – until the job of building the Kingdom is done!

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