By Rev. Syd Osenbaugh
The Healing Place (Nashville Assembly of God)
When I was a little girl I used to dream about what I might be when I grew up. There were the typical fantasies about becoming a princess or a ballerina. A few years later I wanted to be a teacher or maybe a nurse. Those gave way to the next lofty pursuit – a jockey! However my height passed four foot ten and that goal was replaced by yet another and then another. Nevertheless, in all those times of imagining what my future might hold I don’t think I ever grasped what God really had in store for me.
Becoming a pastor, in some ways, encompasses many of the different ideas that flitted in and out of my heart as I was growing up. Although jockey or ballerina might not really be represented, there is much about pastoral ministry that involves teaching, nurturing, and especially being the daughter of the King! There are a broad range of responsibilities and privileges that come along with the task of fulfilling my call as a minister of the gospel. The best overall descriptive term that I can employ would be servant.
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