Our next project in GreaThings is exploring blessings starting with the letter T. That one is super easy for me--its The Church!
When I married my husband I wasn't just marrying him, I was also marrying his ministry. I became his help-meet, and his dreams and goals became my dreams and goals. After his relationship with God and his family, my husband's greatest passion is his ministry. While that entails many things at the moment, the most concrete form of ministry is to our church.
We attend a fairly small church, where my husband is on staff along with his father (the associate pastor) and grandfather (the pastor). While my husband's official title is the Music Director, in a small church culture there is a lot of overlap in the various positions. Being on staff with family has been an amazing experience, and one that I'm going to remember the rest of my life.
|Church staff and wives|
|Pastor (or Grampa)|
They had us going from laughter to tears with the stories they told. My favorite part, though, was hearing how much the congregation loved their pastors and pastor's wives. It really was fantastic, and I'm sure most pastors don't get nearly this kind of love from their congregation.
The day was an incredible blessing to us, but even without days like that my husband and I are perfectly confident that we are where God wants us to be. It is a joy to serve this church, an honor to serve with family, and a blessing to be received with joy.
|Reading the poem|