Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Master Teacher

Matthew 27:33-35

Jesus was human in every respect, having identified himself with us all. He was born as any other baby is born, except for how he was conceived. Newborn babies have more taste buds than most adults. How wonderful is design. The most important need of a newborn is nourishment. Even before birth, research indicates that infants prefer sweet flavors over others. And how ready they are for the high carbohydrate sweet milk of mother (or subsititutes).

Using his precious mouth, our Lord was a Teacher of all teachers. He urged his disciples to teach others. He stressed the importance of having a good and honest heart in the Parable of the Sower (Luke 8:15). He also taught that out of the heart comes every kind of evil deed (Mark 7:20-22).

As teachers, we must stretch to observe each child, to learn what works and what words encourage.