Tonight Jenna and I spent the better part of an hour discussing how we both miss our pastor and how we are so ready to hear the words – Cancer Free! I miss my Pastor. I miss hearing that strong voice he has for heralding the good news. I miss seeing those piercing eyes that seem to peer right into your soul. I miss feeling the anointing that is always present when he preaches the word.
These past eight years I’ve been privileged to witness the life of the man who preached behind that iconic pulpit that anchored the stage during the Brownsville revival. I can testify that Steve Hill is truly a man of God! He is the same in private as he is in public. He is a man who walks in such godly wisdom that even his instinctive moves are often proven right; a man who lives a life of devotion; a man who walks and talks with Jesus; and a man whose work ethic would put most to shame. I’ve never seen him take his eyes off the work of the ministry or his focus off the one thing that matters most – seeing souls come to know Jesus and finding the life that only He can give. Even now as he fights for his life, I have seen such godly character from both he and Jeri. They are true examples of what Christian faith looks like.
Today Reijah was in the backseat of our car playing with her toy phone when she announced, “Mom, I gotta call Pastor Steve. He’s sick. I pray, ‘Jesus, touch Pastor Steve. In Jesus name amen!’” And then she sent him a text :-). Out of the mouths of babes! My three year old prayed a prayer that Jesus cannot deny.
The deepest desire of my heart concerning our pastor and church is too once again see him grace that stage. To hear him preach the word with greater authority and to see him function under a greater apostolic anointing. There is a vision that is yet to be fully realized, and I still dare to dream that dream! Pastor would always say, “We are on the verge of seeing the greatest move of God that this nation has ever seen.” I believe that, and I also believe that my general will once again rise to bear witness to that.
So don’t stop praying! Don’t stop believing! Let us stand together as we hold up his arms. Let us join the prayer of a child full of faith. Jesus, touch Pastor Steve. In Jesus’ name, Amen!