Editor's Musings

Editor's Musings

Opening thoughts from the editor's desk.

Sharon Cress is editor of the Journal. 

"... I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10.

Most of us are weary. We have taken care of everyone in our lives except ourselves. But in our tiredness there are two simple words—simple to say, simple to remember, yet sometimes rarely directed to us. The complexity of their worth to us is infinite. They are "Thank you!" As the pastor's wife, you do so much for so many people. Most of the time all we can expect to hear is a simple "Thank you!" Our families, our co-workers, and especially our church members sometimes forget these simple words and take us for granted. But, did you know, precious lady, that your Heavenly Father appreciates you for all you do and all you are. You are fulfilling His purpose for your life everyday. You are being the royal daughter He created you to be. He anointed you for this special work and He appreciates you! He is upholding you with His right hand!

Between the covers of this issue are several tributes to ministry wives. They are specific "Thank you's" but they are also directed to you, too.

Here in America we will be celebrating Thanksgiving soon. This is the special holiday we have set aside to specifically remember our blessings. And, on my long list of items for which I am thankful, you are listed. Pastors wives give more hours of volunteer service to the church than any other group and I just want to say, "THANK YOU!"

God bless each one of you.