Teachers on the 8th day
On the 6th day, God created men & women.
On the 7th day, He rested.
Not so much to recuperate, but rather to prepare himself for the work
He was going to do the next day. For it was on the 8th day that God
created the teacher.
The teacher, though taken from among men and women had several
significant modifications. In general, God made the teacher more
than other men and women.
The teacher was made to arise at a very early hour and to go to bed no
earlier than 11:30 PM. With no rest in between. The teacher had to be
able to withstand being locked up in an air-tight room with 35 little
monsters on a rainy Monday. And the teacher had to be able to correct
103 term papers over Easter vacation.
Yes, God made the teacher tough - but gentle too. The teacher was
equipped with soft hands to wipe away the tears of the neglected and
lonely student... of the 16 year old girl who was not asked to the
And into the teacher God poured a generous amount of patience.
when a student asks to repeat the directions the teacher has just
repeated for someone else.
Patience when the kids forget their lunch money for the 4th day in a
row. Patience when 1/3 of the class fails the test. Patience when the
text books haven't arrived yet, and the semester starts tomorrow.
And God gave the teacher a heart slightly bigger than the average
heart. For the teacher's heart had to be big enough to love the kid
who screams, "I hate this class - it's boring!" and to love the kid who runs
out of the class at the end of the period without so much as a good
bye or a thank you.
And lastly, God gave the teacher an abundant supply of hope. For God
knew that the teacher would always be hoping. Hoping that the students
would one day learn to spell... Hoping not to have lunchroom
duty... hoping that Friday would come... hoping for a free day...
hoping for deliverance.
When God finished creating the teacher, He stepped back and admired
the work of His hands. And God saw that the teacher was good. Very Good.
And God smiled, for when He looked at the teacher, He saw into the future.
He knew that the future is in the hands of the teachers.
And because God loves teachers so much, on the 9th day God created....
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Buffalos Chips' (buffalos-g-jokes.yahoogroups.com) ]
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