A child. A canvas.

I got an email this week from a parent who recounted a conversation on the drive home.  The mother shared that normally she asks her boys different questions about how their school day was, how they did.  On this day though, she turned the tables and asked how the TEACHER did.  She asked them to rate their teacher on a scale of 1 to 5, and then asked why they gave the score they did.

Her oldest said  “Miss Hacke is a 5.  She is, like, always a 5.  Every day.  She is enthusiastic and exciting.”

The mom shared that it then led into a short discussion on Spiritual Gifts, and obeying God’s calling.  Aren’t these the beautiful conversations that we long for each day, teachable moments that paint the picture of our child’s character on the canvas of their life.

“Michelangelo is supposed to have said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” I am grateful to the teachers who sought to discover the work of art that was me; I want to be the kind of teacher who seeks to discover the work of incomparable art that is every student.” (Deddens, 2014)

I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are thy works: and that my soul knoweth right well (Psalm 139:14; 1611 KJV).