Early this morning while thinking about my grandchildren and their teachers–a very logical thing since I visited their school yesterday for their Halloween parties, going from class to class: first, second, and third grade–, one of them stands out, not because she might have earned a plaque for being an outstanding teacher, but because I feel the need to shower her with love.
How can I shower someone with love? Especially someone I don’t see every day? I can’t think of a better way than to pray for her, or for anybody who I would like to shower with love.
It’s not an easy job to be a teacher, especially not when you have children with special needs in your class. Some teachers have more patience than others; some have to pray for that patience.
This picture is of Lana and her teacher. David had this teacher last year. I thanked her for having patience with him, since he went through some tough times when they were changing medications on him. I remember praying especially for his teacher. She said she had said many prayers for patience. David has a form of Autism so it can be challenging at times.
I feel a need to ask for prayers for him and his teacher, that they will understand each other. That’s why I am going to shower her with the kind of love I know best to give from a distance: prayers of blessings.
Maybe you have challenging situations with your children or grandchildren. Maybe it’s with a boss or an employee. Maybe a neighbor gets on your nerves. Shower them with love!
Pray blessings over a strained situation. Blessings and not curses is what turns around hopeless situations. I’m reading a very good book on the subject of blessing. The power of blessing by Kerry Kirkwood, published by DestinyImage.com I recommend it!
Sometimes we misunderstand each other. Something that’s just a “pile” turns into a “mountain.” We turn things around and around in our head and make a small issue a big and complicated one. If you want to be turning it around inside of you, do it with blessings!
Bless with the blessing that Aaron and his sons used when they blessed the Israelites:
“The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”
Whoever it is that needs some extra “care” from you, shower them with love, in prayers of blessings!
Let these friends from Lana’s class be a reminder of the “showers of love” teachers and students all over the world need. Pray specifically for those closest to you!