When I first got married to Tom I was just marrying the man that I loved and wanted to share my life with. I soon realized that there was a call of God on his life and that he had certain gifts and abilities. It became apparent that he was going to be a pastor one day. I thought that was great until I realized I was going to be a pastor’s wife.
The problem was I didn’t feel I would measure up. I spent many years thinking I wasn’t good enough. What gifts did I have? What abilities did I possess? Then God freed me of the box I put myself in. He simply told me that I was perfect for the job – I was Tom’s wife and no one else was better suited for it. I was being who He created me to be. This freed me to just love him and our children without the stress of measuring up to other people’s ideals of what my job should be in the church. I only did what I felt God called me to do and served the best way I could.
I love our church and love even more the people in it. I have been so blessed by the people in our church. I feel their prayers for us, but it doesn’t stop there. They have been there for me in hard times (nothing was harder than hearing your husband has cancer) and there to celebrate good times. Their love and support is priceless. As I look around I’m pleased to see how much that love and support is extended to each other.
To the members of our church I want to let you know - I’m honored that God allows me to serve you in the little ways that I do. You bless me more than I could ever say. Thank you.
© Nadine Z. 2007
Photo of our church, The Bridge