Good morning: Who has been your favorite teacher of all time? Was it the kindergarten teacher whose kindness and understanding helped you through the anxiety of attending school for the first time? Or it might have been the fourth grade teacher whose enthusiasm for reading inspired you to become a lifelong book lover. But by far the most influential teachers for most of us were our parents. Solomon writes, “My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching” (Prov. 6:20). Long before we began our formal education, we learned vital lessons for our entire lives in the classroom of the home. Christian mothers and fathers not only teach God’s Word with Bible stories before bed, they are really God’s love in person as they model His unconditional love in caring for their children. God says to call upon Him in the day of trouble. Remember learning that from your mother when you were scared of the dark, thunderstorm, noises, etc., and she took you in her arms and said, “Let’s ask Jesus to keep us safe”? Our parents were likely the first to teach us how Jesus died on the cross for our sins and how His forgiveness moves us to want to forgive others. Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and our Education Sunday. The two go hand-in-hand. Let us praise the Lord for His incredible, divine love shown to us in His saving work and in the gift of mothers to teach us His wisdom. In Christ, Pastor Our spring work day gets underway this morning at 9:00 a.m. Tomorrow is Christian Education Sunday. There is just one service which is at 9:00 a.m. Both the children and adult choir will be singing. Plan to stay after the service for fellowship and light refreshments provided by the school families as a thank you to the congregation. The Ram Page Click here to view the May issue of the Messiah School newsletter.