by Rex Rouis
Okay, here I go! I am head usher for one of the weekly services in our church. We have female hostesses and male ushers that work together to manage the service. We always have enough women and we never have enough men. Men are the scourge of the church. If it weren’t for women, the Church would not and could not function. I believe that if the original Twelve Apostles were women we would all be in Heaven by now.
After the crucifixion, we find men hiding in a room and women running to the tomb. Women are tough. My wife scares me. The first proclamation of the risen Christ was preached by a woman to a group of men, and of course, they did not believe her. Jesus had to show up by walking through a wall and convince them, and scold them for not listening to her. How pathetic but how typical!
I understand the authority issue as stated by Paul and I know that God had to work through His own creation – man. But maybe God also choose man because He knew that the devil would never suspect that it would actually work, just like He never thought the crucifixion would work. What a sneaky and creative work of grace!
Here is my thought – If men are going to gripe about a woman’s role in the church, then they should stand up, take responsibility, and fulfill their own role in the church.