Monday, July 18, 2011

Room 228 (Joe Widick)

Tonight we have another wonderful lesson from Joe Widick. Thanks for your continual prayers for my trip!

It could be any room, but for this article it is room 228. It was simply picked at random. Have you ever stopped to think about what goes on in a Bible classroom at Maple Hill? Have you ever considered the way lives are being impacted and molded? Do you ever think about the many life lessons that are taught each Wednesday and Sunday? Room 228 came into existence in 1990 and has seen many lessons taught, many students come through the door and many teachers come prepared to make a difference.

It is Sunday Morning about 10:15. Room 228 has been prepared for the incoming students. On one wall there are pictures of God’s creation. On another wall there is a reminder of who are missionaries are. On the chalk board there is a memory verse that is written down. The student’s chairs are arranged in perfect order for the incoming students. All is ready. Maybe there will be a question today by one of the students about why God made it rain for forty days and forty nights. Someone may ask about why Jesus is called the “good shepherd.” Someone might want to know why the sky is blue and the grass is green. You never know what a child might be thinking. The teacher will smile and give her/his best answer.

It is Wednesday night about 7:15. Once again the students are gathering for class. It happens on such a regular basis. Room 228 is still ready for the onrush of children who will fill the seats and listen to another lesson. Tonight there may be one student who has not had a good day at school, or he/she may have heard their parents arguing about something. The teacher notices something is not exactly right and gives the child an extra special hug that says it will be better. Class is filled with information and fun stuff to do. In room 228 all the cares and worries of the world seem to disappear and all is well for it is in this room they learn about the great heroes of the Bible and the exciting stories come to life. A special man by the name of Jesus is talked about constantly. A young mind begins to realize that this man really loves me and cares for me.

Sunday Morning, Wednesday evening, the bell rings and the class comes to a close. The teacher says; “Goodbye, I’ll see you next time.” One by one the students leave room 228 to meet their parents and head home. The teacher looks around the room, straightens the chairs, and picks up a dropped crayon. He/she smiles and turns off the lights. Room 228 is dark and quiet. It will be ready next time.

Jesus said; “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Prayer thought: Thank you Lord for blessing us with children and adults who are willing to teach them.

God bless,
Luke 18:1
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1 comment:

SILVIA said...

great post honey =D