Friday, September 28, 2012

The Day The Lord Went to School

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat
and a little child shall lead them.” Isaiah 11:6 (NKJV)

My daughter, Chrisi, was making me a cross, during Art Class in elementary school, to attach to the zipper of my Bible cover.  She cut many pieces of cross-shaped construction paper, glued them together, making a ¼ in. thick cross. She punch a hole at the top and in bold letters, printed PTL down the long side.
Each day she returned to Art Class, dipped the cross into varnish, then hung it up to dry. The first day someone asked her, “What does PTL stand for? Is that your mother’s initials?” Chris replied, “It means Praise The Lord.”  The next day in Art Class, as she was submerging the cross in varnish, again someone asked, “What does PTL stand for?”  This went on for every art session.
The last day, as she again dipped the cross in varnish and hung it to dry, which by now was thick, and glossy golden amber brown, and extremely attractive, she was asked, “What does PTL stand for.”  Chris entire work table chorused, “PRAISE THE LORD”.
Who said, God’s not allowed in school?
There are rules about prayer and other religious activities in our schools that we abide. Our responsibility is to teach a child the way he/she should go, and he/she won’t depart from it wherever they go. 
I pray our children will be little sermons by what they do, and they won’t need to preach.
Lord Jesus, Give your angels charge over our children no matter where they travel. Thank you they are ready witnesses. Use us all to our fullest potential to glorify you.  Amen

©2012 Lois Gosley

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