He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God.”
In 2001 I went back to school, completed my college degree and got a teaching certificate. As things have played out, I have not taught full-time in the classroom and have not subbed for over a year. But I do have a little piece of paper that says I have put in the work so that I can teach grades K-8 in the State of Washington. While I never had grand ideals of changing the world as a teacher, I knew that I could make a difference in my little corner of it.
If you asked me to name the single most important calling it would be teaching. I say that because even the brightest of minds needs to be nurtured and supported and encouraged in order to reach towards it’s full potential…whether that is spiritual, intellectual, physical or some other capacity. Teaching not just by word or book, but by action.
All of us, in one way or another are teacher. Every day. Every time we interact with someone we are teaching them something, either about us, or about themselves, or about the world around them. Let us model ourselves after Him.
Jesus was not a good teacher. He was THE Teacher.