He spent his days in the Temple teaching… All the people were up at the crack of dawn to come to the Temple and listen to him.
(Luke 21:37-38 MSG)
I’ve had many influential teachers over the years whose names I can recall to this day. Not long ago, I had the pleasure of seeing one of them again. They hadn’t aged at all! I remembered their Christ-like character, which had drawn me to them in the first place and had motivated me to go to school every day and be the best me that I can be. I’m not sure if they somehow shaped my decision to become a teacher myself, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did.
But there’s one Teacher that I’ve had since childhood whose name I’ll never forget and whose class I still attend. He has always used one important Book out of which to speak, teach and guide me, and I hang on to His every word. His tests don’t just measure my level of understanding, but allow me to become wiser, stronger and braver. He is always there to lend a helping hand and clarify things I don’t understand. He has taught me how to embrace and enjoy life with all its ups and downs, and most importantly, how to love. He has been a great role model for me and I love Him dearly. His name is Jesus and He is the greatest Teacher who ever lived. He is my favourite teacher and I strive to be like Him.
“Thou are a teacher come from God’, said Nicodemus of Jesus. Jesus was more -He was God come to teach.” -D.G. Barnhouse