Friday was a very encouraging day at school.
The first class we went into was a 4th grade class where we had talked about Gratefulness and made thank you notes the week before. It was such a joy to hear that almost 100% of the cards had been delivered, and to discuss with the children how it brightened up the lives of those who had helped them.
At lunch time my teaching partner had to leave for work and accidently took the sheep puppet prop with him. This was a problem since all of my afternoon classes were younger grades where I had planned to tell the story of the forgiving shepherd. Not sure what I was going to do, I told a friend who said she had brought a mouse puppet and stuffed lion that I could use. It turned out it was of the Lord to have the lion with me because several of my classes remembered the lion from previous visits and it added a whole new dynamic and interest in the story that really grabbed their attention. It turned out better then my original plan! What a refreshement to hear they had remembered lessons from last fall.
In a Special Education class I was explaining the importance of forgiving those who are rude to us when one of the girls spoke up and said, “You should have told me that a long time ago!” She then proceeded to tell me about someone who was often mean to her. She had made the link between what we were talking about and how to apply it in her life.
It is so encouraging when God lets us see bits of the results from the work He has called us to do. This motivates me to do my duty well, because there are results – whether it’s God’s time to let me see them or not.
Can anyone guess where the title of this post originated?