An homage to Richard Gillard for his amazing hymn “Will You Let Me Be Your Servant” sung not too long ago at my daughter and son-in-law’s wedding, and in gratitude for Christian educators whom I have met over the years, this poem … which can be sung:
Will you let me be your teacher – let me talk of Christ to you?
Pray that I may have the grace to – let you be my teacher, too.
We are younger, we are older … some are adults, girls and boys –
we all need a hand, a shoulder – time with prayer and time with toys!
When we read the Bible stories — someone needs to make them clear.
Fix the costumes, find the crayons … help us see and feel and hear.
Will you learn to be a teacher – share your faith and smile your smile?
For a decade or a season — Make the diff’rence for one child.