Sunday, March 27, 2011
I Love My Preacher
I'm so glad to be able to say, "I love my preacher!" I began loving him 28 years ago when we were dating. I loved him when he was a college student who worked in a gas station to support his wife and pay his tuition. I loved him when he was a beginning college teacher who painted houses to subsidize his teacher's pay. I loved him when he became a college dean and worked to help men realize their dreams of working full-time in the ministry. I loved him when, while teaching college, took on a 3rd shift job to pay my tuition so that I could finish my college degree. I love how he makes decisions not based on any reason accept desiring to please the Lord as best as he can. I loved watching him preach this morning. I love how when he preaches he doesn't worry about pleasing anybody but God. I loved watching him baptize a grown man this morning. I loved watching that man's elderly mother get out of her wheelchair, remove her oxygen hose from her nose, and step into the baptismal waters to be baptized by my husband this morning. I love how my husband was able to lead both mother and son to the Lord within days of each other. I love seeing my husband rise early to study the Bible and prepare messages. I love being married to a MAN who does not compromise his convictions.
Today I am a blessed woman who loves her preacher.