It is both a privilege and a responsibility to be teaching children in a Christian school. I feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to express God’s love to our students.
Knowing and having a personal relationship with God has changed my world. Like everyone my life’s journey has been filled with both challenges and delights. Knowing that God is with me through all those times and that I can trust His Word, the Bible, is what keeps me going. Praying and reading His Word is an essential part of that special relationship with God that has helped me know who I am and what God has planned for me. I have been guided through the challenges of life and continue to understand His purposes for me. This has been a great blessing.
We have a wonderful opportunity here at Cedars where as teachers we get to model our faith to our students, sing praises and explore the Bible through our Bible Program Godspace. Leading our students through the foundational truth that knowing God is more than just hearing stories about God. Guiding our students in their understanding that knowing God is about having a relationship with the creator of the universe – how awesome.
As we read the Bible stories in class of good triumphing over evil, sharing stories that teach moral lessons, we are able to better equip our students to learn about themselves and the world around them. Each of the stories has a purpose says the verse in 2 Timothy 3:16: “for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” and through these Bible stories God wants us to remember His marvellous works.
An essential part of having a relationship is communication – this truth applies to our relationship with God. Talking to God in prayer helps our students to understand that God is always accessible and ready to listen. By talking to God, we can learn more about who He is and what He has planned for us.
Here is a beautiful picture of our Kindergarten students joining in prayer by thanking God for their friends after listening to the story about David and Jonathan.
What a precious gift to be teaching children about prayer, the Word of God and helping them to understand spiritual truths. A wise man, through observation and the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, came to understand this important truth: “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6.
I’m so thankful to God for the opportunities and blessings of a Christian Education.