September 04, 2017

The Schoolroom of Life by Susan Barclay

This month’s prompt reminds me of the phrase “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” How apt when September is back to school month! 

The Schoolroom of Life
As I sit at my desk in God’s classroom
It feels like the first day again
I’m nervous and excited
About what I might learn this year

The Teacher is good, all the time
He knows the gaps in my education
What methods work best
I prepare myself for what He has in store

The Teacher holds the future
He knows just what I need
My hands are open, ready to receive
From the Author and perfecter of my faith

I’ll avail my student's heart and mind
To the One who made me
The One who knows all about me
Behold, He is doing a new thing

Because His love never fails
And His ways are higher than mine
I will trust Jehovah-jireh
As I sit at my desk in God’s classroom
© Susan Barclay, 2017
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  1. Thanks, Susan, for your lovely back-to-school analogy of God as our teacher and we are the students in his large classroom. To me, your post begs the question, What kind of student am I? Am I listening carefully? Paying attention? Absorbing the lessons? Or am I distracted and distracting to my fellow classmates. Good thoughts here, Susan.

    1. Thanks for sharing *your* thoughts, Sharon. Those are excellent take-aways :)

  2. LOVE this! Wonderful analogy. I like Sharon's response, too. Got me thinking. Oh dear - more learning required! :)

    1. Always, Glynis :) Thanks for chiming in.

  3. Oh, I like this very much! Thanks, Susan! I'm grateful He knows the gaps in my education and can fit us beautifully even so for what we are called.


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