Make me an arrow
Put me in your bow
Pull back and let go
And send me wherever you want me to go
I’ll be your shadow
You lead I’ll follow you
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
– Psalm 127:3-5
He makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. – Psalm 104:4
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. – Mark 16:15
Food for thought:
With arguments like these, we must look at what definitions we have for the word ‘pastor’ and realise that the New Testament also mentions ‘bishop’. If a bishop was the same as a pastor would that not mean they should have been given the same translation?
Do pastors necessarily have to be ‘ordained’ ministers? Is pastoral care for lower levels of church leadership also? Can a women give the occasional sermon if she is still under authority of the head pastor?
For all that we’ve grown
How could we forget
Those who don’t know
Or just don’t know yet
Let’s harvest this field
From sunrise to sunset
The Master is coming
We are not done yet
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” – Matthew 28:18-20
“So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” – Hebrews 9:28