I still remember the lyrics to the classic Bette Midler song, “Wind Beneath My Wings”. The words that stick out to me the most are “you were content to let me shine…that’s your way”. The entire song really is meant to point out the appreciation for one that is willing to be a silent supportive spouse in a relationship where the other spouse gets all the glory. Unquestionably, in church this “supportive spouse” is the pastor’s wife. Nobody…NOBODY…knows the work that a pastor’s wife puts into the ministry of her husband and pastor. It is immeasurable.
Todd Bryant is the Lead Elder at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Northport, AL. He has pastored there since 1998. For more more information on the church and links to audio sermons and apps for electronic devices, visit www.sovereigngrace.net