Portrait of a young man pointing towards the camera
My son Chip was killed on July 17th. Four weeks after, the time came for me to return to work as a teacher. I kept telling God there was no way I could go back to teaching.  How was I going to look at all the children’s faces in my classroom when my could not even see my own son’s face?   I remember saying I cannot do this..

 

Well four or more weeks passed and I did return to teaching. During this time God began to show me through these children His love and the love a child has for others.  They loved me through this tough time.  They wiped my tears and accepted me just as I was, which was broken. God opened my eyes to see these children through a different lenses. He sees them, He sees their hearts, and He wanted me to see it too.

 

As I reveal more of the details of this testimony in time, here are some scriptures that have strengthen me throughout this season.

 

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”  
Matthew 18-2-6

 

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you,when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”
Psalm 139:13-16