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The Pastor's Massaging Message

The Pastor's Massaging Message

The pastor's eyes panned
Across his congregation
Interpreting the faces 
As they listened intently
His speech probably reached many
On a personal level
The lonely, downtrodden,
Lost or emotionally disheveled
But on this Sunday morning,
It was her face in the crowd
That stood out to him
With fixated pain, silently loud

And she felt his eyes 
Pierce through to her soul
A determined hold 
That scared her at first 
Until she surrendered
Due to her thirst for relief
Somehow, the pastor knew 
His sermon purged for her
Every word she heard 
Was a massaging message

And when he said
His caring, closing prayer 
The connection they felt
With God's love, lingered there 
With tears in her eyes,
She looked back up at the pastor
He smiled in recognition 
Of her release
And at that moment
Tears turned to laughter

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Marion Price

Ooooh, Cherie, ...unexpected and uplifting verse. Its a beautiful experience when something lifts us up and lightens our load or a connection is made with another person or something bigger than ourselves. Great write my friend...enjoyed 🌹🌹

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Cherie Leigh

HI Marion...Thank you.  I go to a non-denominational church that I like, and we have a new Pastor that is very caring.  This poem is based upon a real connection I felt from him during this past Sunday's sermon.  He looked right at me and I felt him analyzing my own pain as he did a really good sermon on  trials in life...It really inspired me.  I felt God at the heart of the emotional connection...and it took me off-guard, but at the same time, it was very comforting.  I think we need to be open to let God speak to our hearts, and He can use people to help us feel His presence...So this was a very personal poem for me.  Thank you for understanding the intent of what I wrote.  xo Love n Hugs, ;) 

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Marion Price

That's a wonderful story and experience for you Cherie, you have expressed it so well in your work 💕

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Cherie Leigh

Thank you, Marion.  I really believe that God wanted me to share this with everyone....He is very much active and real....wanting to speak to us in however He can find ways to reach us....and I had one of those 'ah ha!' moments through the Pastor's compassion of feeling my emotions and sending God's love in his message.  It was pretty powerful and it really drew me closer to God, knowing I am not alone. xo   

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A Lonely Journey

Hey Cheerie, 
What a beautiful, cathartic write. You have such a wonderful faith, and I love how proudly you show it. 
I'm so glad you have that because you'll never be alone, and you'll be rewarded for it. God has a beautiful follower, and messenger, in you. 
Fantastic. 
Love and hugs, 
Matthew. 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Matthew.  Thank you!  ;)  I believe God wanted me reach me and used the Pastor to speak to me, on a most personal level.  I needed that.  Your words are very kind and compassionate....Thank you.  God is with you too, Matthew and will not leave you alone in your trials.  God will place people in each other's lives to feel His love and messages.  I have witnessed this and it is a beautiful thing.  Even when we do not feel loved or feel our purpose, He always loves us and has great plans that we may not even recognize at the time...but that is where faith has to jump in and hold hope that all will be revealed in His time.  Thank you for understanding.  Love & Hugs, Cheerie, xo ;)  

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Jill Tait

Wow powerful beautifully wrote luv ❤️XXX

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Jill!  Thank you.  I think we all sometimes need another living soul to recognize our emotions and connect, to know God is real and active in this world despite the pain that is out there too...That was what this moment was for me....written from a personal experience I had this past Sunday with a new pastor at our church.  It was very spiritual.  Love n Hugs, xo

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Jill Tait

Wow Cherie I love and appreciate real experiences the emotions are so raw & make such beautiful poetic words luv ❤️

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Cherie Leigh

Thank you, Jill.  I think God wanted me to share this...He moves in mysterious ways to reach us, and uses people to sometimes connect with a personal message for us...I had to write what made me feel so intensely His presence...Thanks for understanding how real experiences inspire to write.  xo ;)

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Jill Tait

Yes God does move in very mysterious ways my love xxx

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Cherie Leigh

Definitely! ...and I welcome Him to reach me in His mysterious ways  Lol ;) xo

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Syd

Hi Cherie, I really enjoyed this piece. The lines..

It was her face in the crowd
That stood out to him
With fixated pain, silently loud

Are brilliant! 

Best wishes  - Syd xo 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Syd..Thank you so much. I am glad you liked my poem....I was trying to really portray how vivid her pain is that the pastor picked up on it....Thank you for reading and supporting my work.  xo ;)

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Angel

Wonderfully  written angel

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Linda...Thank you.  This poem was written from inspiration from last Sunday's sermon at church, given by a new Pastor we just transitioned with....His first sermon touched me...He is just a genuine down to earth man who seems to really care about people and reaching them with God through him...It was a very spiritual experience...Thank you for reading and commenting.  xo Love n Hugs, ;)

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Tony Taylor

I remember when you came home from Church that day....... you were visibly moved by the whole experience...... and here it is on paper.... you do have a way of adhering to the Latin phrase "Carpe Diem!"...... It is the sign of VERY good writer to be able to take an experience and express it while it is fresh I the memory...... but it is another to be able to do so effectively ....THAT is one of the earmarks of becoming a GREAT writer!!......Beautifully penned my Love!!........ Kisses.........T xo. : )
 

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Cherie Leigh

Hey T...I was very much inspired by our new Pastor's first sermon, and it felt like he was seeing right through me to my heart and soul.  It was kind of mysterious yet comforting...and I knew God was a part of it.  I had to write about it because it was just so special of a feeling.  Thank you for your continued support.  Means so much.  Love n Hugs, C   

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