"The authority by which the Christian leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion. Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve.” -John Stott
Tucker has asked us several times in the past few months
"Why did God put 'that tree' in the garden if He knew it was going to cause Adam & Eve to sin?"
Each time he's asked, we've given him simple, Biblical answers,
but it was not enough, and he kept asking.
This morning, after our worship service concluded, he pulled at Dan's sleeve and said, "Daddy, I'm going to ask Pastor Jim that question I have."
And he did.
He marched right up to him and told he him had a question.
And our precious pastor kneeled down low to our boy,
and took the time to explain a deep theological truth to him in a way he could understand.
So today I'm thankful for a son who isn't afraid to ask hard questions, and for a pastor who is willing to kneel down and try to answer them. It is a privilege to sit under the teaching and leadership of Jim Locke, and even the smallest ones of our congregation want to learn from him.
I love my church.