Transformed – Week of February 28, 2022
We, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18
Her project didn’t look like anyone else’s. The goal was to rip the orange paper and glue it onto the black paper to make it look like a pumpkin. He did it. The other girl did it too. But hers just looked different. She couldn’t rip the paper into small enough pieces. Her hands just wouldn’t allow it.
A couple of months later, she was asked to make a snowflake. Rip the white paper and glue it onto the blue paper. She did it! Her hands were strong. The look on her face was priceless.
Progress!! It was time to rejoice. A sticker! A picture sent home to her mom and dad! A high five, a big smile, and a celebratory, “way to go!”.
As teachers, we live experiences like this all of the time. A light-bulb goes off. Glimpses of progress detected. A skill is mastered. It’s so rewarding to see the transformation.
As Christian teachers, we get to see so much more than the growth in their knowledge of their a,b,c’s and 1,2,3’s. We get to see them grow in their knowledge of their own sinfulness. We get to see growth in their knowledge and love for Jesus Christ. We have the awesome privilege of delivering the Word of God to them to accomplish this growth.
Every single time we tell our students about God we are reflecting Christ’s love. We get to proclaim the gospel message with precious lambs each and every day that they are in our care. We get glimpses of God’s amazing love when we hear them praise his holy name. We have the joy of praying with them, for them. We have a front seat to their spiritual growth, and it is such a humble blessing to be part of it all.
You are also being transformed. That “ever-increasing” glory is yours as well. What a joy it will be to walk the streets of gold along with our students when our time here is complete, and we have been brought to our final glory in heaven.
Dear Jesus, thank you for our students. Please bless their growth in school and most importantly in their knowledge, love, and faith in you. Help us to be a reflection of you to our students and their families. In your awesome name, Amen.
A Question to Consider:
Make a point to rejoice with a student who showed forgiveness, patience, or extra love to a friend.