Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12

Recent Visitor


Let me begin by stating that pastors love it when they receive visitors at the office. I know sometimes we seem busy, or frazzled, or frustrated, or impatient … but never with those who come by the Lord’s House to spend some time with the pastor.  We love visiting with people at the office as much as our people love to be visited in their homes.  I don’t know about other pastors out there, but I long for any excuse to get up from the desk, or out of the books and the studies, and the preparations for this that and the other.

I love it when I have visitors.

And for the past two weeks I have had the blessing of being visited at the church nearly every single morning.   Now, granted, my visitor is not much of one for conversation. They haven’t worked up the nerve to confide any of their troubles yet.  They usually can’t stay long, but are more than willing to pop over and see how the morning prayer service is going … or the Men’s breakfast … or the Sunday School opening … or just around coffee time for a quick nod and a “How-do-you-do.”

I’ve got to tell you I’m starting to feel a little spoiled … But I can’t help but wonder if all this sudden attention doesn’t come with a price.


Author: kenmaher

When I'm not working I enjoy Astronomy, Camping, Comic Books, Epic Fantasy Novels, Games (both playing and designing), Hiking, Juggling, Sci-fi, and building strange things out of pvc pipe. I also enjoy being an honorary pre-schooler with my four great children ... much to their mother's dismay.

3 thoughts on “Recent Visitor

  1. Hi Ken, just read your blurb in CdnLuth.ca, good one! What day might be good for you for lunch next week?, + Adrian

  2. Thanks Adrian, My calendar is entirely free next week (Holidays) so which day will work best for you? Just tell me and we will go with that!

  3. I saw your visitor face to face almost . I had walked over to the side yard and there on the other side of the stones not 12 feet from me was a Doe beautiful and like to me surprised to meet someone. The moment was brief, I wonder if babies were even closer? Mother was suddenly just a flash of her tail and I, I was left to thank the Lord for the beauty of this moment and the wonder of His creations. A special treat, or rather I should say, blessing on a busy Monday afternoon at the Church.
    Is a visit with or without prior notice to another Christian in, or not in need; in many ways’ a pick me up’, not only to the visited but the visitor? God can and does surprise us with the outcome, more often to our soul’s benefit.

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