Wednesday and Thursday mornings I have “early duty” at school.
This means that from 7:20 until about 7:40 I stand in the cafeteria and watch high school students eat breakfast, making sure everyone is safe and obeying school rules.
While this isn’t the highlight of my life, I try to make the best of it. I try to compliment students who have their hair fixed new ways or who are wearing outfits that look especially cute. I try to salute the boys in ROTC uniforms. I try to make sure the kids who pass me end up with a smile if they didn’t have one as they approached.
After all, I’m not just a teacher in this chapter of my life.
I’m a Christian teacher.
And even though I may not be able to share everything about my faith in a public school, I can share the joy of being saved by the way I present myself to the students.
I wouldn’t want them to be surprised if they visited the church I attend and saw me there. As I was reading this morning in I Corinthians 15, I was struck by verse 58:
“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable.
Always work enthusiastically for the Lord,
for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.”
I thought to myself as I was reading, “Even early duty isn’t useless if I do it enthusiastically for the Lord.”
I wonder what you are doing today that may seem useless.
I just want to encourage you with this thought: Do whatever you are doing “for the Lord” enthusiastically and suddenly it will become the most important event ever!!!
I love you,