Yesterday was one of those days when you’re blessed with one of those priceless “out of the mouths of babes” kind of comments.
We were sitting in circle and Miss Tara had the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle on the smartboard. She has incorporated a picture of each of the students into the story. There is always great class participation as each of them recognize their own pictures and the pictures of their friends.
We finished the last page with a picture of the students and Miss Tara turned the page and said, “What’s next?” The last page simply said “The End”. That’s the response she was shooting for. :). But they’re three. They can’t read.
One of our little boys blurted out AMEN ! It warmed all the hearts of the teachers in the classroom. You see, they’ve taken prayer out of the classroom. We as educators can’t pray, can’t say amen, but our little students can!
I so get it. Every time I say the pledge of allegiance I want to end it with amen.
Amen is a word often used at the end of a prayer or a hymn meaning so be it.
What this country could use right now is a little less The Ends and alot more Amens!
Prayer may have been taken out of the classroom, but God is still there alive and well whether they like it or not. Little ones like our friend today constantly remind us of just that. Can I get an Amen? 🙂
Thank you to all of you parents of our next generation that are still teaching Amens. We may no longer be able to do so in public schools, but you have kept the faith alive..
Let’s all make sure we continue to pass down to future generations the faith of our forefathers. God is still alive. At home and in the classroom. For us Christians, there will not be a “the end”, but just like our precious little friend told us yesterday, there will instead be a final cry of “Amen!”
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things To Him be the glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:36
Love and laughter,