I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. Jeremiah 31:3, NIV

Do you know how much God loves you—particularly when you’ve failed Him or have done less than a sterling job in your teaching? We may not love ourselves very much in these moments, but we can be assured that He loves us just as much as when we please ourselves as when we do not.

I have a theory that the Apostle John called himself “the disciple Jesus loved” to constantly remind himself of God’s incredible affection for him. Perhaps we, each one, need to consider ourselves, “the teacher Jesus loves.” How would that thought help you through your school day? Can you overcome your own weaknesses, the underestimation of others, and the hardness of a lonely day when you remember God’s unconditional love? Ask Him to give you a tangible reminder of His constant love. With that assurance, we need little else!

God, thank you that I am the teacher You love. May my heart leap with that thought today! Amen!

Copyright Shirley Wilson.

Shirley is a retired member and former board member of Christian Educators.

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