A Needed Rest
Some teachers have been heard to say, “The best part of teaching is . . . June, July, and August.” While most teachers I know use their summer to prepare for a successful school year, the summer break also provides the chance for them to spend more time with their own children, visit relatives, explore the country, or pursue a hobby. What about teachers who take courses during the summer? Don’t they ever get a chance to rest? I had an interesting conversation about that with some teachers who were on the MLC campus taking a summer school course recently.
It seems there are many types of rest. Jesus provides rest for our weary souls and burdened consciences. Time with family and friends restores and deepens our relationships. Hobbies and sight-seeing provide rest for our mind and senses. And many teachers find that cognitive stimulation around their passion–serving children and families with a Christ-centered education—provides rest and new energy for their ministries.