The other day the girls and I were recounting God’s blessings and help to our family through 2010. We were talking about Matt’s ordination which prompted Stella to ask, “Can girls be pastors?” “No…”, I said, but was interrupted mid-sentence by, “What?! Why not?!” The part of me that is still being sanctified wanted to criticize God’s way and affirm my little girl and encourage her to be “liberated” and “independent.” But, thankfully, because God is freeing my feminist heart from the foolishness of the world’s way, I said, “The Bible says…” but once again, I was interrupted by an indignant, “That men are better than women?!” So I continued, “No, not at all! The Bible teaches that God made men and women equal in worth. But God has given us different jobs to do…and we have to trust that God’s way is best.” She was obviously disappointed.
And I’ll need to read that again…and again…when I’m tempted to indignantly question God’s wisdom. Stella revealed openly what my heart often says to itself in a more “mature” way. May God help us both to submit to His loving ways and start our thinking with the gospel.