Tuesday, February 7, 2012
At the Feet of Jesus
At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them.
I am fortunate during my school years to sit in the classrooms of not just good teachers, but great ones.
What separates a great teacher from a good one?
For the subject. For learning.
She goes beyond the call of duty to support and encourage her students. Setting the bar high, yet giving to all the confidence needed to reach above and beyond the goal.
Her words inspire.
No question is a stupid one.
Concepts are patiently repeated.
Lively illustrations and anecdotes are used to help students remember the lessons.
No one is made to feel special. Or, not special.
Students know they are equally loved. Equally respected. Genuinely cared about.
She takes time with them. Makes time for them.
Shares her knowledge with enthusiasm.
A radiant smile on her face. A contagious twinkle in her eyes.
That spark. That flame.
Mirrored in the eyes of her students.
When you read scripture, can you envision yourself learning at the feet of the Greatest Teacher?
Will you pray with me?
Open our eyes, our ears, and our hearts, Father, to hear the voice of Jesus in Your Word. Let us sit humbly at His feet and listen to Him. Fill us with a passion and desire to know You, and Your will for us, through Your beloved Son. Amen.
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