John 13:12-15 – After washing their feet, He put on His robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing? You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.
My fifth grade teacher was Mr. Blakely. He was my favorite because I really believe that I was his favorite. Or at least he made me always feel that way. One day after class, I remember telling Mr. Blakely about having given my life to Christ during a recent Revival.
He demanded that I acknowledge that I had accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior. Thereafter, he shared his testimony about having given his life to Christ as well.
Mr. Blakely was a talented pianist who loved to play gospel hymns. We became very close friends. I would often eat lunch in his classroom with him. We would oftentimes even share and exchange sandwiches.
I loved his famous peanut butter and pickle sandwiches, and I think he enjoyed a change by eating my sliced roast beef sandwich. He definitely had an impact upon my life and made me grow to love education all the more.
All of us have probably had some teacher in our life who became our favorite. We remember them because we absolutely are convinced that they remember us. They knew who we were and who we could become. Because of them, we became just a little bit better students and people.
During much of the New Testament, Jesus was referred to as a “rabbi” or “teacher.” Almost all that He did was focused toward teaching others. Whether it be by example, by word, or otherwise, Jesus was the greatest teacher that has ever been.
What’s more is that Jesus told us to become just like Him. Each of us are teachers for somebody.
Today, embrace the fact that although you may not think you like to teach, you as a believer are just like Christ. You are a teacher. You are somebody’s favorite.
Stay healthy and have a blessed day!