Welcome back W O N D E R Teachers!
Goodness! I must confess the letter E in our series, Wonder Teachers, has me stumped like an elephant in a kiddie pool. This letter corresponds with too many wonderful, godly people in the Bible, and I simply can’t decide whom to pick.
These are just a few I’ve considered…
Eve? The mother of all living, created from Adam’s rib, perfectly formed by God
Elijah? 450 prophets of Baal slain, fire rained down on the alter, stopped the rain for 3 years
Elisha? Received a double portion of Elijah’s anointing!
Elizabeth? Mother of John the Baptist who was “righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless” (Luke 1:6–7)
Esther? Risked her life to save the Israelites
So what to do? Since I couldn’t figure out about which one to write, I thought we could discuss concepts in the Bible about energy (joy) or encouragement or both (as evidenced by the wings of eagles verse above – I even thought I might talk about eagles!).
Oh dear! 😮
Therefore, I am throwing this back your way. I want to encourage you to look at least one of these up and study them for yourself. Look for ways these characters or concepts could help you in your daily Christian walk and definitely in your classroom. Based on my personal study, these characters are my kind of people – people who inspire me to press on to do my best for God. They have that WOW factor.
Were they perfect? No! But just like David from last week, God worked everything out for their good and His glory. Amen? I have this quote frame on the windowsill of my classroom door – it is what students see first thing as they enter in…
That’s what these Bible characters did, and it’s what we need to be in the business of doing as well! Isn’t it awesome to know about the great achievements of our forefathers and fore-mothers in the faith? They set the standard of what can be done for the Lord when we put Him first. Which one do you want to be like, dear teacher? That’s the question you need to find an answer to and live accordingly.
Next week, we will be bringing the series to a close. I promise you this: I saved the best for last! 🙂 Can’t wait till then! God bless you in your classrooms this week and continue to be a WONDER teacher!