A pastor read a letter from an elementary school teacher who attends East
Hill Church.  The gist of the letter was as follows:

Last school year, her classroom was made up of little third graders, every
one of which came from either a single parent family, or a dysfunctional
family, was undernourished and/or uncared for, lived in an abusive home and
was either beaten, bruised, or raped by other family members; one little
girl’s dad died of aids, and the list goes on.  Her heart bled for these

Before the ’99-2000 school year started, she and her husband went to her
classroom and prayed over each desk in the room.  They prayed that God would
place an angel behind each and every child throughout the coming year to
watch over them and protect them.  A month or so after the year had started,
she gave the kids an assignment to write about what they would like to be
when they grew up.  Everybody was busy with his or her assignment, when
“Andrew” raised his hand.  When she asked him what he needed, he asked how
to spell mighty.”  After telling him how to spell mighty, she asked him why
he needed to know.  Andrew said it was because when he grew up he wanted to
be a “mighty man of God.”  When he said this, little “Mark” sitting next to
him asked, “So, what’s a mighty man of God?”  The teacher, swallowing back
her tears, and knowing she could not say anything in the classroom, told
Andrew to go ahead and tell Mark what it was.  So Andrew says, “It’s a man
who puts on the armor of God and is a soldier for God.”  After observing
some conversation between Andrew and Mark, the teacher, with a lump in her
throat, started to walk away when Andrew motioned with his little forefinger
for her to come closer.  He whispered to her, asking if she believed in
angels.  She told him yes, she did.  Then he asked her if she thought people
could see angels, and she said she thought some people probably could.
Andrew said that he did, and he could see an angel standing behind each kid
in the room .  .  .  .  .  .

I don’t think there was a dry eye in the church that night!  We need to
remember to pray for all of the teachers, that although there is no prayer
in school, that they are dedicated enough to pray for the protection of
God’s angels over the lives of their students.  Maybe it wouldn’t hurt, even
at work.

— Author Unknown

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