It is the beginning of the year and for some of us, there is joy and excitement as we look into our classrooms. At the same time, we see the many challenges that are before us. Some of our kids are so academically low, we wonder how they will be able to grow. Some of the behaviors we see, we wonder how they came to be.
Knowing all of this, we must go to the master teacher, Jesus, who said in Matthew 11:29: Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me. Yoke means to be connected to, so he is telling us that if we stick with him he will teach us. This is exactly what we will do, from this day forward. We will look at the master teacher, and learn from his life and ministry. We will take these lessons and apply them to our daily walk in the classroom. Our first lesson will come from Matthew 9:35-36:
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
On my next post, I will break this scripture down, and find out what the master teacher wants us to learn from it. For now, just know that you are in the right place at the right time.
Until next time…blessings on you and on those that are under your care.