Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HOPE



we have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure Hebrews 6:19 PRINT

"...so that by two unchangeable things, in which lit is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain," Hebrews 6: 18-19 ESV

     Today, I am giving thanks for the Hope I have in Christ. There is so much I could say about HOPE. What a great gift! Hope is LIFE in the middle of death and JOY in the middle of sadness. One of my favorite books that I use in the classroom is a devotional for children called Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing  by Sally Lloy-Jones & Jago. This is what it says about hope, "It doesn't mean that everything in our story is happy today. But that God is making the story end happily for the world - and for his children."  How awesome is that?!?!
      HOPE means so much in the classroom. I don't have to put my faith and my hope in my students, I can put my faith and my hope in their CREATOR!  I believe that all students can succeed because I believe that Christ can make them successful. When I have that student who is struggling and I just don't know what to do - I am reminded that my hope is in CHRIST. Instead of saying that terrible phrase that we as teachers sometimes let out in frustration, "he can't do anything," I try to say "HE can do everything." I am thankful for a God who cares, who sees, who helps, and who I can HOPE in.


3 comments :

  1. What a beautiful post! I love the anchor picture! Sally Lloyd Jones is one of my favorite authors! :)

    Katie
    Inquring Our Way Through First Grade

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    1. Thanks! The artist was kind enough to allow me to use the image... it was just something I stumbled upon online! You can click on it to visit her etsy shop!

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  2. I love this! So important to remember, and to know that we hope in all things and for our students as well! Thanks for sharing what you are thankful for this week!

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