Friday, August 16, 2013

'Twas the Night before School...

"I will give you as a light to the nations, which my salvation may reach to the end of the earth." Isaiah 49:6

‘Twas the night before school and all thru the town,
Children were filled with delight and couldn’t settle down.
Their new book bags by the door were packed with much care,
Knowing an exciting new school year was almost there.
The children were giggling and tossing in their beds,
While visions of great teachers danced in their heads.
Now, across the way, teachers were also finally at rest,
Trusting they had prepared for ‘Day One’… to their very best.

Then out burst the sun, shining so bright;
The teachers feared they had overslept the night!
They took a nervous breath and looked at the clock,
Alas, there was plenty of time before the school doors were unlocked.
Arriving for a final check of the room before the bell at 8,
The teachers breathed easily for their classrooms looked great.
The books and supplies were stacked neatly on shiny, clean desks,
And the chairs were in perfect order… there was absolutely no mess.

Soon the bell rang, and one-by-one the children eagerly came;
What sweet music to their ears as the teacher called them by name.
Hello Ben, Hi there Emma Lou and Jada,
Welcome to our class, Anna, Tommy and MaKayla!
Come on in Craig and Lucy and you too, Donna Sue! 
Oh, my! Look at my list, what a wonderful crew!
Now find your seats quickly, the teacher said with a grin,
Then she shared classroom rules so everyone could win.

Her knowledge was vast and she made learning a blast, 
She truly loved all her students, from the first to the last.
The children drooled over the information she poured out.
Some learned quickly, some not, and some even gave a pout.
But the teacher shared freely to all because she believed,
Each child deserved her best…and she would meet each need.

At the end of the day, students and teachers skipped away,
Both feeling happy and relieved it had been such a great day.
And I heard the students exclaim as they rode out of sight...
My teacher is great!! This year is going to be just right!

Yes, my friends, you teachers have the ability and power,
To serve the Lord, our Father -Teacher, each and every hour.
So give Him your best in all that you say and do,
You will make a difference in others, perhaps for an eternity too!

Shine my sisters and brothers, light up your classroom and world!
This is the beginning of a wonderful school year!  Remember, it all starts with what we believe.  Believe the best.

Have a joy-filled day!

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