You cannot force a sermon
Which helps to keep it holy.
Strange how Wednesday anxiety
Has turned to Friday calm
Though I am no closer
(from the looks of things)
to being ready for Sunday.
The minutes tick by
and I sit here
like a midwife.
The very atmosphere is pushing.
I position my hands
To catch what is birthed
When nature decides it is time.


Will I sit here all night?
I cannot stop the advent of Sunday
But I could miss the advent of the Spirit
If I rush to produce
What I can only receive.


God help the preachers


Kyndall Renfro is the pastor of Covenant Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas.