It’s not a question of whether or not one of the sexes can do it as well or better than the other. It’s a question of orderliness, an order determined by God himself. It’s a question of service to God and to one another that leads both Christian men and Christian women to respect God, respect his order and respect each other.
As I’m formulating an answer to this question, our daughter from the Fox Cities forwarded a television news link. The reporter describes an ongoing investigation of an apparent drive-by shooting that happened last night directly across the street from the parsonage where she and our son-in-law live. The house was sprayed with bullets and a man inside was wounded in the head. I didn’t think this was that tough of a neighborhood, but evidently more so than I expected. And, as always – and especially when dangerous things are happening – the angels of God are present to protect God’s believing people. But, the question still pops into a parent’s mind: “Are they living in the right spot?!” The answer is “yes”. Our son-in-law is called by God through the people of the church to this place. This is where he is supposed to be. This is where God wants him to serve – bullets and all – with his blessing. It’s a divine calling. And, that’s reassuring to know!