The Shepherd's Helper

Oct 30, 2022

In the breathtaking story of creation, the very last thing we hear God say is that “it is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him” (Gen 2:18). What do we know about this helper? We know that she is created by God uniquely for him (2:21–24). The man and his wife were a team created by God to accomplish the task that God had given specifically to the man (2:15–17). The same is true for the wife of a pastor/elder. She is God’s glorious gift to the man who is called to shepherd the local church
(1 Cor 11:7; 1 Tim 3:2). Therefore, just as the shepherd’s calling is uniquely weighty (Acts 20:28; James 3:1), her calling is also uniquely weighty.
So during “Pastors Appreciation Month” may we honor & celebrate the God-ordained helper of our shepherd.