started monday morning discovering that a former student committed suicide. I taught her 5 years ago while i was pregnant with aiden. sweet, outgoing girl who truly loved the Lord. i currently teach her sister at JCS. the student body is struggling as this is completely senseless. i know suicide is horrific, but this girl was one who you never would have expected to have issues. please pray for the clark family that they can continue to trust the Lord through this time.
this has opened up obvious opportunities to talk with students about Christ. pray that i would take advantage of times in and out of class and yet, be sensitive to the Holy Spirit's prompting. i know that i can't always have answers especially during such a difficult time.
compounding the incident, i am so aware of students in my class and their spiritual apathy or lack of hunger for the word. more often than not, i am torn emotionally because i feel like most just 'don't get it.' dave and i have spent the better part of tonight talking about ministry to youth, being there to help guide and direct. however, they still have to make choices. it just kills me when i know they are making wrong choices and living in blatant sin.
this is my week. plus, i'm in the middle of grading about 30 tests, 30 fantasy stories, and 30 literary reviews. in addition to, i have to write 2 test. oh... it's gonna be a fun weekend!
to say the least: i'm looking forward to worship this sunday. how can one not love a Lord who forgives? One who has redeemed. blessed be His name