Dear Christian educators,
The steadfast love of the Lord extends to the heavens! What a mighty and merciful God we serve. Isn't it incredible that He loves us. Be empowered Christian educator to love your students and colleagues because He loved us first. It's a miracle, isn't it. During Lent, it's marvelous to reflect and to praise Him. David certainly knew how to do that. What a model for us. When grades are due and it seems overwhelming, praise Him. When students are not working and we don't know what to do, praise Him. When it doesn't seem possible to get it all done, praise Him because with man it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
Each day during this season of Lent, I will post one verse and pray it with you. Consider saying the verse in your quiet time and praying it also. You may use the same prayer or try your own. Each day until Easter (except Sundays) there will be a new post that contains: a verse, a small reflection, a prayer using the Scripture and an image. Feel free to share the images because I made them with the Bible Lens app and took all the pictures. What a creative God we serve!
Psalm 36:5-7 English Standard Version (ESV)
5 Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
your judgments are like the great deep;
man and beast you save, O Lord.
What does the steadfast love of the Lord have to do with the classroom or our school communities? When we are mindful of His love, faithfulness and righteousness, we get our minds off our worries and are better able to serve our students and colleagues. In the busyness of the day, it's next to impossible to think of anything else but what is at hand, but in those times of joy and exasperation, it is wonderful to pause and meditate on His steadfast love. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He is always with you even when the pressures are mounting. Call upon Him for help. Invite Him into your situation at school and taste and see that the Lord is good. There truly is a peace that passes all understanding in the steadfast love of the Lord.
We bless you Lord for Your steadfast love. Help us to understand Your love more. David said that Your love extends to the heavens and Your faithfulness to the clouds. Help us to look up Lord to be reminded of You when we are overwhelmed. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains. What could be more majestic? Our momentary fears and troubles pale in comparison to the eternity You have place in our hearts. Thank You Awesome God. Your judgments are like the the great deep, unfathomable to us, yet we trust You Lord for You want us to succeed. You save man and beast! Precious Lord, thank You for being with every educator and every student this day. Help them to look up to be reminded of Your never ending steadfast love. We thank You and pray in the excellent name of Jesus. Amen.
The CIPE team
2 Timothy 3:16 -17- All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.