COME APART AND REST
Jeanette Berry, June 1974
I know some of husbands are going
to hate me for writing this, but as the slogan says "Try it,
You'll Like It".
My husband is the busiest of men, I
do believe. Pastoring alone is a major fulltime
responsibility. Along with that he is founder of Elkton
Baptist College, president of Elkton Christian School, and more or
less the chief of all the other ministries associated with our
church. Years ago he would tease our children and say, "I'm
the Big Chief!" Dianne couldn't talk plainly then, so she
called him the "Big Cheap". You can never know the
spiritual, physical and financial burdens and all the
responsibilities that are on his shoulders. Add to that his
care and concern for his family.
As his wife, I realize that his
time and energies are directed and occupied by his obligation to
the church. I do not resent it, but what times we do get to
be together are a real privilege. He goes out of his way to
make them very special.
For example. Last Sunday
night after the services were over, we joined friends and flew to
Williamsburg, VA where reservations were made at the Holiday Inn.
It was so exciting,--just like you feel as you plan for a long
vacation. We got to bed about 1:00 a.m. and then leisurely
spent the next day touring old-fashioned Williamsburg on a
bicycle-built-for-two, and enjoying the pleasures of just being
together. We were gone from home about 17 hours and yet it
Jesus and His disciples had to face
the crowds and pressures day and night. In Mark 6:31 Jesus
calls to His disciples to come apart from the people and rest
awhile. As one evangelist friend says, "Come apart (to rest)
or you will come apart (physically)."
Following the example of Jesus and
also your pastor, you will find it makes an exciting adventure in
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