I Thess 5:24 – Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
Only one more week before school starts – what a great verse to take to heart. This will be my largest class this year on the colony. I’ll have 15 students ranging from grade five to twelve to deal with alone – this is a huge challenge. How good to know if God has called me to do this, He will be there with me. I like the emphasis on the last phrase – God will do it. I need to remember to work in His strength, not my own. As He is faithful to be there for me, I need to be faithful in looking to Him each and every day for the wisdom and discernment to deal with a multitude of things a teacher faces in her classroom each day.
Whether we are teachers or doctors or mothers or volunteers – God has a plan and a purpose for each one of us. He is faithfully waiting for us to acknowledge our need of Him in our lives. My challenge this week as I prepare the classroom is to ask Him for guidance before I make decisions – not after I’m sunk and yelling, “Help! What happened?!” But what a joy to know that even when I get off track, He is faithfully waiting for us and mercifully takes us back every time we stray. What a mighty God we serve.
Most of my bulletin boards. Then after a long day getting those all done, I leave late to a beautiful sunset afterglow in the sky, while the rain descended just two minutes later. God is faithful - in the beautiful and the rainy seasons of life.
February 26, 2021
What a week! As a teacher on a Hutterite colony for grade 5-12, life is non-stop from 9:00-3:30. This coming Friday is the end of quarter, so report cards will be due. So that always makes one extra busy.
But I had 2 highlights in this week.
The first: I came home and stumbled over something on my step. When I picked it up and entered, I found out I was holding MY copy of my book! I felt like a mother receiving her first child. The awe and wonder of holding something I'd created and labored over for - yes, about nine months- well, that is quite the feeling.
The second: Last night the doorbell rang. I answered and a man stood there with a floral arrangement. I was sure he'd come to the wrong house, but he had the right name. Imagine my amazement when I saw that friends from the States had arranged these lovely roses to be delivered to celebrate this milestone in my life. In today's Covid restrictions, such a thoughtful, kind gesture means SO much! I never get flowers, so I'm still just smiling over it.