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Stories for His Glory

Make Space May 23, 2014

Filed under: Melissa's devotions/articles — Melissa Finnegan @ 10:44 am
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singing-children-1306544613r1nAs you may or may not know I am a music teacher. I have a lot of kids who want to sing a song or play piano in class. I try to let them at the end of class if we have a couple of extra minutes.

This week I had a little second grader ask if she could sing a song and I told her if we had time. We did.

Most kids sing secular music that always makes me a bit nervous. But this girl started singing about Jesus and how we need a Savior. I had this moment of awe that Jesus was taking up residence in my classroom. He is always there, of course, but in that moment I could feel His presence keenly.

After she left I felt God whisper to my heart about something I often ask Him. I wonder how I am showing Jesus to my students, I feel I fail in this area since I am a public school teacher and can’t just tell the kids how much Jesus loves them, I need to show them and I don’t feel I do this well all the time.

He told me sometimes I just need to make space for Jesus. If I provide the space His presence will come. Even cooler was the fact that He will use the children to bring in His presence into my classroom. My job is to keep providing the space for that to happen.

Wow. I was blown away by this.

I always knew God had a special place in His heart for children but I never thought about the part I might play in Him using them for His glory.

Sometimes I think we get so wrapped in the “trying”…try to encounter His presence, try to pray more, try to read the Bible more. And maybe all we really need to do is to make space for Jesus.

Something to think about that’s for sure.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 NLT

Have you had this happen to you? You make space and Jesus comes in? Care to share, we would love to hear about it.


2 Responses to “Make Space”

  1. Karen Spiegel Says:

    Very good, Melissa!!

  2. […] A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post called Make Space. […]

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