Story Time-My Student Needed A Book

My schedule is a little tight between my afternoon class and my evening classes. My afternoon class finishes at 6pm and my evening classes start at 6:30 pm. Fortunately it is a short drive from the high school where my afternoon class meets to either my home for my Monday/Wednesday Zoom class or to the college for my Tuesday/Thursday class.

Yesterday afternoon my class finished a little early because the students had a placement test for English level. Having the extra ten minutes, I had the time for a mission.

One of my Zoom students needed the book for class, but she is a new arrival from Ukraine having come to my city two months ago. She works but is dependent on the bus There was no way for her to be able to go to the college downtown to get her book. I picked one up for her Tuesday evening, but was not sure how I would get it to her. Having the extra ten minutes did the trick.

I drove to the main bus stop downtown to see if she was there and sure enough, she was. I drove up, rolled down a window to my car and called out her name. I handed her the book. She was surprised that her teacher pulled up to give her the book and was all smiles.

It made me think about what Jesus said about the lost sheep in Luke 15:

“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders  and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.”

I was happy to go look for my student and even happier that I found her to give her the book. That pales in comparison to Jesus and the lengths he went to on our behalf. He left heaven to come to earth to seek us out and save us. He wants to put us on his shoulder. He rejoices when we come to him.

My student was glad to see me drive up. Are we glad that Jesus came for us?

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

24 thoughts on “Story Time-My Student Needed A Book

  1. Amen, brother! God is purposeful in his dealings with us, just like you were with the young woman. He goes out of his way to help us. This is a good thing, because we really need it.
    Stay blessed, Matt!

  2. And that, is being Christ to others Matt. A great example of what we are called to do. Even more subtly, to see what could be done, to be of the mind-set to be part of a solution as we can with what God has given us.

  3. It is the little things: an extra 10 minutes, picking up the needed book, finding the student and giving her the book, that make one’s day. We receive love from Jesus so we can give it away!

  4. Thank you for your wonderful message, Yes I am all smiles as I finish the reading.
    Love the pic big Bro and your smile 🙂
    Always love your short stories and how you are the hands and feet of Jesus

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