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Angels In The Classroom
A pastor read a letter from an elementary school
teacher who attends East Hill church. The gist of the
letter was as follows:
Last school year, her classroom was made up of little
third graders, every one of which came from either a
single parent family, or a dysfunctional family, was
undernourished and/or uncared for, lived in an abusive
home and was either beaten, bruised, or raped by other
family members; one little girl's dad died of aids,
and the list goes on and on. Her heart bled for these
Before the '99-2000 school year started, she and her
husband went to her classroom and prayed over each
desk in the room. They prayed that God would place an
angel behind each and every child throughout the
coming year to watch over them and protect them.
A month or so after the year had started, she gave
the kids an assignment to write about what they would
like to be when they grew up. Everybody was busy with
his or her assignment, when "Andrew" raised his hand.
When she asked him what he needed, he asked how to
spell "mighty." After telling him how to spell
mighty, she asked him why he needed to know. Andrew
said it was because when he grew up he wanted to be a
"mighty man of God."
When he said this, little "Mark" sitting next to him
asked, "So, what's a mighty man of God?"
The teacher, swallowing back her tears, and knowing
she could not say anything in the classroom, told
Andrew to go ahead and tell Mark what it was.
So Andrew says, "It's a man who puts on the armor of
God and is a soldier for God."
After observing some conversation between Andrew and
Mark, the teacher, with a lump in her throat, started
to walk away when Andrew motioned with his little
forefinger for her to come closer. He whispered to
her, asking if she believed in angels. She told him
yes, she did. Then he asked her if she thought people
could see angels, and she said she thought some people
probably could. Andrew said that he did, and he could
see an angel standing behind each kid in the room...
I don't think there was a dry eye in the church that
night! We need to remember to pray for all of the
teachers, that although there is no prayer in school,
that they are dedicated enough to pray for the
protection of God's angels over the lives of their
students. Maybe it wouldn't hurt, even at work.
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