You are Godís chosen instrument.
Sent to us to preach the good news of Christ.
Not boasting, but compelled by god to do it.
With a great sense of obligation,
You have made yourself a prisoner of Christ.
An example of his incredible wealth and favor.
For something happened one day.
It pleased god in his kindness to choose you
And call you before your were even born.
Then he revealed his son to you .
So, that you could proclaim his good news.
He considered you trustworthy
And appointed you to serve him.
Tho surely you felt unworthy.
You never the less obeyed.
O how kind and gracious he was.
He filled you completely with faith and love.
He showed you his plan for you.
You feared the lord and followed his ways.
You will surely enjoy the fruit of your labor.
How happy and rich your life will be
Because you show others the goodness of him who sent you.
You bring the good news to the poor
And comfort the broken hearted.
You speak as tho god is speaking thru you.
A servant is not greater than his master.
The master you serve is the greatest indeed.
For it is written;
How can they believe if they have not heard.
How can they hear unless someone tells them,
And how will anyone go without being sent.
You were sent,
They surely do hear,
And some believe.
How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news.
We are very thankful you submitted yourself to god.
Although you wonít take any of the credit
And we believe all power and glory goes to god.
But, we thank God the call you came to receive.
Because you agonize for us.
Wanting us to have full confidence in our God above.
To help us find his treasures that lay hidden in him.
For this is what a pastor does.
He equips Godís people to do his work.
He builds up the church; the body of Christ,
That we will mature and be full grown in the Lord,
So we will no longer be like children,
So we will become more and more like Christ,
So we will hold to the truth in love.
Not depending on our own understanding.
You preach his word in truth.
Youíre like a voice shouting in the wilderness,
Depending on Christís mighty power that works in you.
Though all glory goes to God the Father.
We are thankful you gave yourself up as a slave to Jesus Christ.
For I believe that I know how you felt.
How terrible for you if you didnít do it.
You are not doing it of your own free will.
You were chosen by God and given this sacred trust.
Therefore you have no choice!
And we are thankful.
We benefit from his masterpiece.