Lent Photo-a-Day Challenge 40 Days-40 Photos
Teacher is the photo word for today!
• One whose occupation is to instruct.
I have experienced many teachers in my life, here’s a list of some:
• Sunday School
• Kindergarten Teacher
• Elementary Teacher
• Jr. & Sr. High School Teachers
• College/University Professors
• Instructors in Employment
These are only a few, I certainly cannot name them all. As we live and grow and experience life we are afforded endless teachers truly at our disposal. Some of these individuals come to us through the means of education as evidenced in my list above. We also encounter teachings from people based upon where we are in our life journey. I have met individuals I thought would always be active within my life but life happens and we tend to go in different directions. People may come and go; however, how they made us feel remains within our very being. This is true whether it was a good experience or a negative one. I mention this not to encourage heaviness of heart, NO exactly the opposite. I mention these things to encourage gladness of heart, recalling beautiful memories and even brief beautiful moments, then, after a short visit you can tuck them away in your heart until your next visit. We were not created to carry regret, sadness or grudges. Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Hands down, Jesus is The Greatest Teacher! My mom (in my humble opinion) is the Greatest #2 Teacher! I trust we can all agree with #1 and I encourage you to pick your own #2. I wish I could thank all the individuals who have taught me value lessons over the years. I will not names, names because I would inevitably leave someone out, I thank God for each of you often, very often! Thank you for guiding me and teaching me.
ειρήνη – “Peace” in Greek, reference listed below.