Hi ACC Teachers,
This week is national Teacher Appreciation Week. While I personally dislike these types of “holidays” because it gives the sense that you only appreciate teachers one out of 52 weeks in a year, the essence is still about recognizing and appreciating the contributions of all teachers.
I found some information regarding the history of this special day:”Congress declared March 7, 1980, as National Teacher Day. The National Education Association continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985 when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May.”
I want to encourage all of you with what the Bible says about teachers.
1 Corinthians 12:28 (ESV)
And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.
You have all been appointed by God to teach. I’m thankful to each one of you for obeying God’s calling to minister to the little ones. God has not overlooked your service.
Matthew 5: 18-19 (ESV)
For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
As followers of Christ, you model and teach the children His Word while also living out the Word. The Bible says that there is a special place for Bible teachers in His Kingdom. Praise God!!
My words of appreciation are small compared to the all-surpassing truth of God’s Word, but I still want to say THANK YOU!!
Have a great rest of the week!