The teaching of Paul is constantly that the Lord’s servant must be humble, quiet, not given to argument, debate, aggressiveness, etc. The acting on either side of the fence is deplorable to me: those who feel they must “look the part” and “say the part” of either the soft or hard versions of a pastoral culture. Scripture shows what a man is and a man is one who is able to gently and humbly speak the truth so that God is glorified in the message and the power behind the message, not us.
With my fifth child and fourth daughter I found myself thinking it odd to sing “Patty Cake” to her calling her a baker man. So I changed it up and thought I’d share it.
Patty Cake, Patty Cake Baker Girl
Pit em and Pat em and give em a whirl
Throw em in the oven on the baking rack
And in a few minutes we’ll have a snack!
The hand motions are about the same, but in a few minutes we touch our watch and with “we’ll have a snack”, we rub our belly. She likes it. Maybe I’ll put it music and sell a CD.
God is good, even in crazy little creations like these.