An aging teacher spent her life
devoted to the schools,
and love for children was foremost
of all her teaching tools.
One day this teacher was
by angels sent from God,
"Itís time that you come home with us
where all the saints have trod."
"Oh please, I beg of you delay
the time for me to go.
The children have much more to learn;
I still can help them grow."
"There is so much we need to teach.
Our work is never through.
Beyond the lore of academe,
we must teach values, too."
And so the angels managed to
obtain a brief delay,
for God had added to the time
on earth that she might stay.
To teach of moral values and
a sense of faith and hope
is not decreed to be within
the teacherís legal scope.
The seeds of love and faith in God,
concern for all mankind,
belief that truth is absolute,
In schools we seldom find.
But faith-filled teachers such as she
know well the children's needs,
and so they try to fill the void
and sow in school such seeds.
But as the days turned into years,
this aged teacher tired.
There was no way to count the lives
that her love had inspired.
So when the angels reappeared,
she knew she could not stay.
She said, "Iím ready to go home.
Let us be on our way."
The angel smiled and said to her,
"Godís presence now is near,
and standing in His Presence means
you HAVE come home, my dear."
© Shelby Forrest
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord,
beseech you that ye walk worthy of
the vocation wherewith ye are called,
With all lowliness and meekness, with
longsuffering, forbearing one another
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