A dear Pastor came to see me today. His name is Pastor John Hutt.
Last MARCH, I tried a church called The River here in Allegan. And I really liked it. I ran into Pastor Hutt (although I knew him as REVEREND Hutt : ) during the meet-and-greet. He was my "Reverend" when I was 8 years old at the CRC I grew up in. I could NOT believe it. Well. We caught up a little after the service, and I told him about my "challenges", as well as my miracles, including my amazing husband and miracle child.
Since I have been known to say some rather critical (ahem) things about churches and pastors in the past, let me publicly tell you about THIS pastor.
I saw him at this church ONCE. I was able to go one other time since then, but Pastor Hutt wasn't there.
Pastor Hutt has called me every 2-3 weeks since March to let me know he has been praying for me and that he hasn't forgotten me. (I KNOW!) I had to pick my chin up off the floor too! Bummer of it is that he usually calls at nap time, and the ringer is off! I'm not much of a phone talker anyway, what with the trach, and Jacob being such a busy boy.
I e-mailed him and asked if he ever made house calls. I've been longing to talk to a Pastor again, and I just can't get out to see him right now. (He is a counselor at The River, and sometimes preaches there as well). He called me and came out to see me today. It was AWESOME.
SO....thank you thank you thank you to Pastor John Hutt, and to any other pastor or layperson out there who is as vigilant with the chronically ill. GOD BLESS YOU ALL....You may never know the depths to which you reach people.