These recent weeks have been quite the thing with teaching, COVID protocols, doctors and already hitting my deductible for the year. I was listening to some music Monday and listened to one song by Sara Bareilles She Used to Be mine that has a line, “she is messy but she’s kind.”
I muttered a prayer to Jesus of, “I am messy but hope I am kind.”
I love how Jesus answers prayers in unique ways that get our attention. If anything gets my attention, it is my refugee and immigrants friends especially former students.
That evening as I sat outside my classroom, a young Yazidi man, who was my student a few years ago, came up to me and asked me if I remembered him. I told him yes and asked how he is doing. He shared with me that he is working on his GED now and hopes to become a dental assistant.
The next day as I was waiting for my students for my afternoon class, which meets in a church basement across from the school, a former student from Afghanistan came in looking for the room to help her parents with translating. She asked if I remember her and I told her yes,. Then I asked how she was doing and how her children are.
From those two interactions, Jesus showed me there are people who think I am kind. They were subtle reminders, moments of Jesus showing me not telling me.
God is always at work, always speaking to us in many ways if we will pay attention.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.