i got a job. not just any job but a full time teaching job at a school i really love. at a school i’ve been subbing at where i have felt welcomed and loved by the other teachers. to say the least i’m pretty darn excited about it. i’ll be teaching 6th graders math and social studies. i can’t wait. math with stretch me and grow me. social studies will be a joy and a chance to share my heart for the world. i’m so excited to start writing lessons and start decorating my classroom. my heart is so happy.
as i got this job though i had to chuckle about where God placed me. my heart aches for the impoverished of the world. for those who others don’t believe in. for those who the world hasn’t given a second glance and yet i have been placed at an affluent school. ironically enough that seems to be where the Lord keeps placing me. i have worked at 2 different youth groups with kids from affluent homes. a camp for kids who come from wealthier homes. a school overseas for the upper class and also at a country club. as i reflected over my past and over where my heart is, i can’t help but see that there is a reason for those placements. for now i am called to love on the wealthy and hopefully share my heart at all times for the impoverished. during this school year i’m called to broaden the world view of the students i teach just like i did in Thailand. i am called to show them the love of the Lord and the things that bring him joy and the things that bring him sadness. hopefully they will leave my class with a heart for their neighbor and the whole world. if i can do that then i’ve done enough and my heart will be glad.