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Why equal education matters to me

 

You don’t need me to remind you how injustice relentlessly attacks our schools, administrators, parents, and students. Our world desperately needs Jesus. We pray and ask Jesus to fix the brokenness, but that healing begins in our hearts. As I pour myself out for the vulnerable, Jesus is working in my heart—changing me and showing me deeper intimacy with him. The more I pursue the broken places, the more I see God already there. This is the beautiful richness of pursuing God’s heart. God has a special place in His heart for our students and as we love our students we are loving God and delighting in His awe-inspiring creation. We are powerless on our own, but as we journey with God into these places, he guides and sustains us in ways we could never imagine. We get to see God do miracles.

In my classroom our slogan is “you have infinite worth.” My students will tell you that this means they are “more special than the whole world.” Our infinite, powerful, holy God cares more deeply for humans than any other thing he created. God loves them, and because of his love for me I am able to love these incredible little people too. We cannot change the difficult situations our students face, but we can show up and love them everyday.

This work is hard, but it is so so good.

“And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong” Isaiah 58:11 

– Hannah Myers