And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Ephesians 4:11-12 KJV
I follow a Facebook page made up of thousands of people from my hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. People post pictures and comments about their favorite restaurants, hangouts and businesses while growing up in Tulsa. They also posted pictures of their schools. One day, after seeing a few pictures of the schools, I added a post to the page asking people to give a shout-out to their favorite teachers in those schools. My post must have had over a thousand comments about how certain teachers touched their lives. Each comment warmed my heart as I read about different teachers touching the lives of their students making their life and community a brighter place.
So while we are studying about education, could I ask our Sabbath School Net family to share a comment about a particular teacher or teachers – even using real names – who touched their lives for the better? It may be in the Adventist School system or another parochial or private institution or even public school. While we pride ourselves in our Adventist school teachers, we thank God for the angels who serve as teachers in public schools where they are so desperately needed. Also remember Sabbath School teachers are real teachers too.
If we haven’t already said it before, now would be a great time to say thank you to a wonderful teacher. Who wants to go first? 🙂