Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5, NKJV

Because of the gifts and abilities God has deposited within us, we can interact with students, staff members, and parents with confidence knowing that God Himself has equipped us.

Your work with students is valuable;

Worth a treasure beyond all cost.

Without your standard of excellence,

Like driftwood, they’d be tossed.

You are more than just a teacher—

You’re a counselor and a friend,

An encourager and role model

In a wonderful, marvelous blend.

Thanks for your splendid efforts.

Thanks for your special touch.

In a world where much is devalued,

You are valued very much.

Thank You, O Lord, for giving me this awesome work to do for You and Your Kingdom in the lives of my students. I pray all of my students come to know Jesus as their Savior. Amen.

Copyright Clara Ruffin.

Clara is a lifetime member and retired educator from Connecticut.

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4 Responses

  1. Clara,

    Every once in a while I spot one of you treasures ! Thanks for sharing! God bless you in all you do!
    Prayers please… After 30 years teaching health ed. middle school I was told because of budget cuts there is no job for me now at the Junior high and they offered me a K-1 PE job instead . I love challenging and loving middle schoolers!

    A shock and am not sure how to receive it. Yes I could retire but it is a ministry not a job.

    1. We will be praying for you as you navigate this difficult situation. We thank God for your heart for ministering to middle schoolers! God bless you!

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