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Herbster Trio -- Faithful Servant
NOTE: Lyrics to the songs are included in the CD insert.
The message inside the CD cover reads...
None of these "impressive" accomplishments meant much to the three small boys growing up in the Herbster home. What mattered to us was that Dad took the time to wrestle with us and to play ball with us. What mattered was that he was there to kiss us and tuck us into bed at night. What mattered was that he faithfully taught us the Scriptures. These were the things that mattered to those three young boys.
As we grew into teenagers, we come to understand a little bit more about Dad's ministry, about outside pressures and responsibilities. But what mattered most to us during those years was that, as busy as Dad was, he made it a priority to be at our ball games, recitals and programs. What mattered was that he took "just the boys" out to breakfast once every week. What mattered was that he cared enough to tell us "no" even though he knew we may not understand completely. What mattered to those three teens was that none of Dad's meetings were ever too important to be interrupted by his sons. These were the things that mattered.
During our college years, Dad's ministry and influence continued to expand. He became a well known figure in fundamentalist Christian circles. But what mattered to us that was that we saw our Dad consistently living in private what he was preaching in public. What mattered was that we saw a man who was devoted to preaching and living Biblical truth, no matter how many others disagreed.
Now, as three grown men in ministry with families of our own, we are truly amazed at what Dad, by God's grace, has accomplished throughout his years of ministry. But what really matters to us is that our Dad prays for us daily. What matters is that he is our children's Papa. What matters is that we can call Dad for family or ministry advice anytime night or day, being sure that his advice will be based on sound, scriptural principles. What matters is his quiet confidence in God to uphold his integrity. What matters is that we have a living example of Christlikeness from which to learn. These are the things that matter.
We are thrilled that God has seen fit to use Dad to be a blessing to many people. Carl Herbster is "Pastor" to some. He is "Dr. Herbster" or "President" to others. But to us, his boys, he's just "Dad." And to us, that's all that really matters.