E-votional   The Great Teacher
February 15, 2001
 When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.  Then He began to speak, and taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit . . .." 

-- Matthew 5:1-3
Teachers, we owe them so much, yet think about them so little.  You are reading this because someone taught you to read.  You access this because someone taught you haw to use a computer.  The value of a teacher is priceless, and like the amortization of interest, one modest lesson builds upon another until the sum total of our life is lessons learned times infinity.
Hear the Good News, Jesus' teaches us that we are to love and care for one another.  As we use this as our baseline for all our coming experiences the world in which we live becomes a better place to live.  Jesus' Sermon on the Mount promises a better life for those who would live the way Jesus teaches.  If you follow the link above, be captured a taught about being comforted, meek, fulfilled, merciful and peaceful.  It is a lesson for you and I even today.  Let's then build upon it.
Lord, thank You for the teachers in my life.  There is no way I can fully know what difference they have made in my life other than who I am and what I do is by their tutelage.  Thank You also for letting me be a teacher, through my life and with my children.  You have taught me so much about life, I hope I can faithfully pass that on to others.  And thank You for the greatest Teacher of all, Jesus Christ.  Thank You for all You have done in my life, and all You will continue to do, through Christ our Lord I pray.  Amen.