The Pastor is Coming to Visit

Watch out!  She'll chew you up.
Watch out! She'll chew you up.

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Our pastor comes and visits with my husband every other week on Mondays while I am at work. It's just two friends hanging out. The last time he came to visit, I hadn't cleaned house. I didn't think he would go through the back end of our apartment, where the bedroom is. He went in there to look at a piece of furniture he and my husband were talking about. I had not put away laundry or made the bed. I was a bit embarrased. That is what inspired this poem.

We love our pastor. He is our friend and has helped us grow in our walk with Jesus. We really appreciate all that he does for us and the rest of the congregation.



The pastor is coming to visit.

We need to clean up this mess

Because him we want to impress.

We need to pick the underwear up off the ground

And remember to turn the TV down.

Let’s comb our hair.

Try to remember in his presence not to swear.

Take out the trash.

Empty the tray full of ash.

Spray the apples and cinnamon from a can.

Don’t forget to turn on the fan.

We need to empty the sink

And mop the kitchen floor that is not supposed to be pink.

Put the dog away.

She’ll bite if he tries to play.

Should I put coffee on to brew?

Do you think he’ll want something sweet to chew?

Run the vacuum.

Put away the shoes.

We need to clear our plates.

I hope he’s going to be late.

Someone is knocking on the door.

Get up off your butt

To see who and what.

Hi, pastor.

Please, come in.

How was your day?

Our’s went by way too faster.

Hey, let me ask you.

Is my messy house a sin?

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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

It really funny how that we actually do this things (cleaning up)whenever a pastor, a friend or visitors in general are coming to visit.

People need to see us for who we really are, the way we live, maybe then, they wouldn't have any unrealistic expectation of us.

This was a good read and, O so true. And, a messy house is not a sin. It's not what's on the outside, but what's on the inside of us that we need to worry about. And only the Pastor of pastors can see that!

Voted up, funny and interesting.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Why do we do this? We are so funny sometimes, and a dirty house is no sin, and I thank you for your wisdom shared here dear one! I love the relationship you have with your pastor, which is a rare thing, but it does take two to have a relationship or friendship. Your title caught my attention, and so I read with great pleasure. Voted Way Up

God bless you. Keep the gems coming. Sharing In His Love, Faith Reaper


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

ComfortB and Faith, thanks for reading. We always want other people to think the best of us, especially if we think of them as "important" people.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Yes, we do, and we should be mindful that God is no respecter of man. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

This is so funny, and so very true, well done.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Tobusiness, Thanks. I'm making fun of me and my need to appear put together. God sees through that. My pastor probably does too.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I think I feel this way when I have any kind of company. You always double check to see if there is a dusty table, smeared mirror, etc. before answering the door. I don't think people, even pastors, care how you home looks. They are there to visit you. Funny poem.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Teaches, You're right. People come to see us, not our home. Thanks for reading and commenting. Glad you enjoyed it.

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