“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."
Last week in Bible class, Mr. Garner taught the students the meaning of this passage from Deuteronomy. We talked about the practical ways that they can make talking about the Lord and his word throughout their entire day; from preparing in the morning to when they lay down to sleep. They were all excited about trying to take these concepts and implementing them at home and at school.
When I think back to my elementary school education I become so thankful to not only teach here at the Academy or GOD, but also to witness the transformation that is happening in these students because of the Word of God. Learning the Bible is changing their perspective, helping them to consider those who are in need that many would just push to the side. Learning the Bible is helping them to take what they know and turn it into practice, actually trying to DO and not just talk about scripture.
I am reminded when I look at my students of the tranformative power that the word of God can have in our lives if we could just have faith like a child. These students, they are getting it.