My fellow Christian teachers, would you please join me in giving birth to a new movement called A Candle in the Window?
I’m an 80’s girl. I graduated high school in 1983 (go ERHS Pioneers!) and college in 1987 (go UTC Mocs!). I also fell in love in the 80’s and married my foxy (If you don’t know what that word means, just substitute the word “hot” instead!) husband, Keith, in ’87 as well. 🙂 So needless to say, I LOVE 80’s music. Besides Christian music, 80’s music is the only music I will crank up in my Suburban as I mosey on down the road.
So, that got me to thinking. (Sorry for my not so creative grammar to all you LA teachers out there.) As I tossed and turned in bed last night, the 80’s band REO Speedwagon was singing the song “I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore” in my oh, so tired brain. Yes, they were singing to me, lol! Then, all of a sudden, the phrase candle in the window jumped off the pages of my mind and lit up like the fourth of July! Sounds a little strange, I know, but I’m thinking you also encounter those restless nights when thoughts are racing around in your head a hundred+ miles per hour.
What in the world does a candle in the window mean, and what does it have to do with encouraging Christian teachers in the classroom, you may ask? It has a lot to do with it, and it’s the topic of the video blog today. Tune in to find out!
Additionally, I am asking you to put a candle in your window at school. I have 3 windows in my classroom – one by the door as you enter and two that are on the outside wall of our school. I have placed mine on the windowsill by the door (see above), and since the fire marshal forbids lighting candles at school, I just use the battery operated kind instead. Either way, it still represents a praying teacher! There is a three-fold purpose in doing so…
As a reminder to pray for my students
As a reminder to pray for my administrators
As a reminder to pray for my fellow teachers in my school and around the world
and there is a three-fold outcome…
By doing this together, we will make a huge impact on our school and all over the world!
By identifying ourselves in this manner, we will know and encourage one another in a clear and concise way.
And finally, by placing our candle in the window, we are telling the world we are there to make a difference for Christ!
Will you join me in spreading the word? Let’s do this together, dear Christian teachers! Pray, put a candle in your window, and let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16