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In my work with Eastern European Mission, I talk with people who (as I do) bemoan the fact that teachers in public schools are not allowed to talk about God, or even have a Bible  lying on their desks. This especially follows a  presentation about our opportunities to put Bibles into the public schools of Ukraine, Russian, and other nations on a smaller scale.

I came across a beautiful article written by a kindergarten teacher in a public school that reminded me that the laws of men cannot block God’s access to the classroom. This teacher reminded me that every Christian teacher should teach by showing the love of Christ to all of his or her students.

You can read that article here. I think you will enjoy it as I did – and maybe it’ll set you thinking, as it did me.

What I came away with from this article is that “THEY” can’t take God out of our public schools – but WE can, if we – Christian teachers and students – fail to take Him with us when we go to school.

Of course, what is true of the schools is true of every workplace and neighborhood. If we fail to LIVE our relationship with God, we fail to take him with us wherever we go. And taking Him with us is the point of Jesus’ statement in Matthew 28:18-20.

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

I understand that the word “Go” here could easily be translated, “As you are going….” Jesus is not speaking of special trips into all the nations, but of our daily walk of life. If, in our daily walk, we take Him with us in a meaningful way that will show His love to others and help them to understand what being a disciple of Jesus really means, our impact on the world would multiply many times.

But, of course, it is not our impact. It is Jesus in us who not only changes us – but also makes us into beacons of light in a world of darkness!

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