I have a substitute teacher’s license and have enjoyed teaching the children all their various subjects. To be honest, he younger the age, the more fun it has been to teach. Once, while teaching 1st grade, I told one little girl how smart she was. She asked, “Smarter than you?” I told her I would have to get back to her on that one.
I laugh, but sometimes I also think I am smarter than I really am. Sadly enough, sometimes I even think I am smarter than God. I claim I would do things differently and would have set things up differently and would never let anyone suffer, get sick, or lose people they love. But, I find myself humbled because I am not smarter than anyone, especially God. He reminds me of His Greatness in Job 38 and on:
“And now, finally, God answered Job from the eye of a violent storm. He said: “Why do you ….talk without knowing what you’re talking about? Pull yourself together, Job! Up on your feet! Stand tall! I have some questions for you, and I want some straight answers. Where were you when I created the earth? …Who decided on its size? …. Are you the one who gave the horse his prowess and adorned him with a shimmering mane? ….Was it through your know-how that the hawk learned to fly, soaring effortlessly on thermal updrafts? Did you command the eagle’s flight, and teach her to build her nest in the heights, ….”
God continues for chapters talking about all the things He has created and watches over and the truth is that I have never done anything to create anything on earth. I am just a child of God here and enjoying His grace and presence in my life and all the beauty of His creation. And I am in need of a Teacher.
Knowing my need, God has promised to be my Teacher. (Isaiah 28.26) I am trying to be a good student and know that He is always kind and loving and in control and never makes mistakes. I make many mistakes. The little picture for today – “I wish my Teacher knew…” The truth is my Teacher does know. He teaches us about His love and His nature and how to behave in this world towards others. He teaches about grace and mercy and about our battles in life. He even answers most of my questions when I ask with a sincere desire to understand. Our Teacher knows all about our frailty, our weakness, our pain, our confusion, our inability to comprehend at times, and all about our needs.
Keeping my spirit in a teachable posture is my goal at all times.
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