Ministry can be a long, hard slog, and sometimes feels like a thankless job. But every once in a while, God sends encouragement to a pastor in surprising and very meaningful ways. Here’s an example. It’s a note I received from a young man who attended worship when I was pastoring Cobblestone Church:

Hi Bob,
I know you don’t know me, but I just wanted to send you a quick note of encouragement after visiting your church this past Sunday….I was home visiting family for Christmas this weekend and had heard that lots of great things were taking place at Cobblestone. I decided I wanted to see for myself. I was very impressed with the way that God is working in Oxford. It is awesome to see a ministry that is so focused on reaching out to the most prominent group in Oxford. Anyway, I just wanted to send a quick note and say thanks for being obedient to God and doing His Kingdom work.

What a blessing it was to receive that note. And what a reminder of how a simple act of kindness can lift a pastor’s spirits.

Why not send a note of encouragement to a pastor in YOUR life today?