Pastor, when is the last time you thanked your wife for serving by your side?
The late W.A. Criswell once penned these words, entitled “The Preacher’s Wife,” from an unknown source…
There is one person in our church who knows our preacher’s life;
Who wept and smiled and prayed with him, and that’s the preacher’s wife.
The crowd has seen him in his strength, when wielding God’s sharp sword.
As underneath God’s banner folds he faced the devil’s horde.
But deep within her heart she knows that scarce an hour before
She helped him pray the glory down behind the closet door.
She’s heard him groaning in his soul, when bitter raged the strife,
As, hand in hand, she knelt with him – for she’s the preacher’s wife!
You tell the tales of prophets brave who marched across the world
And changed the course of history by burning words they hurled.
And I will tell you back of each some woman lived her life;
Who wept with him and smiled with him – she was the preacher’s wife!
Men, next to the Lord Himself, your wife is your greatest asset in the Lord’s work. She knows you like no one else… your strengths and your weaknesses. Give her the recognition and affirmation she deserves!