A Tribute to a Special Teacher

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

photo credit grahamjbaird.blogspot.com

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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