Michel: Teachers remain child’s best hope

Published 12:12 am Saturday, August 12, 2017

For the past few days, I’ve scrolled through Instagram and Facebook, viewing Back to School pictures.

With my last child’s graduation from college this past May, this year marks the first in 28 years that I don’t have a child in school.

Prayers for the school year are now directed towards my granddaughters and their teachers.

These educators, the people whom God has selected to be in our lives, receive my support.

As a former teacher, I remember how demanding and exhausting the job can be, the energy required and the many hours spent outside of the classroom preparing lessons. But it’s also rewarding.

My heart’s cry is for all teachers to be refreshed and ready for the challenges of their profession.

May the people who are impacting and training the next generation look to Jesus, the greatest Teacher, for the patience and wisdom to successfully impart knowledge and allow lasting learning to take place.

And may they realize that their classes are made up of beautifully unique individuals who are dependent upon them for instruction, understanding and direction.

Educational consultant Larry Bell, sums it up perfectly, “On your worst day, you are some child’s greatest hope.”

Ronny Michel may be reached at rmichel@rtconline.com.