The ad for our new vicar has been running now for two weeks.
We asked the office in Guildford today how many have applied so far.
“Is it in the hundreds?”
“But more than ten?”
“How many exactly?”
(there’s a sound of a throat clearing)
But then, more helpfully,
“We are talking about the clergy. They always leave everything to the last minute. We have had a lot of enquiries and we expect a deluge in a couple of weeks.”
As the Authorized Version of the Bible says “Ye have need of patience”.
Patience and prayer that the one God wants will be the one who applies.
Phillip Herbert & Norman Steven