If you would have told me 8 years ago that I’d be a Bible teacher at a Christian school, I would have laughed at you.
If you would have told me 8 years ago that I’d be in charge of a high school prom, I would have laughed at you.
If you would have told me 8 years ago that I’d be coaching cheerleading, I would have laughed at you.
Isn’t that fitting, that I’d be like the Biblical Sarah? She laughed because she didn’t see how God was going to accomplish the impossible in her life. She laughed because she didn’t think it could be that good. A son? At her age? No way.
I’ve only been doing this for 4 years. But in those 4 years of ministry I have experienced great fruit – seen kids understand grace, wept with students who have begun to heal, and even played a [tiny] part in seeing students come to know Jesus. Isn’t that crazy? God has allowed me to watch Him woo hearts over and over and over again.
Although ministry and especially life is not what I would have expected, it is exceedingly, abundantly more. I love the privilege of living life with these students, love seeing them every day, and especially love seeing God grab hold of and transform their hearts. My prayer is that I’d continue to be like Sarah, not in her laughter, but in her faith.
“Now Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.” -Hebrews 11.11