I read a student essay today that I wanted to share with you all.
The question was: “With which anonymous person in John 7-9 do you relate most and how does this specific story fulfill John’s purpose for writing as stated in John 20:30-31?”
A basic “reflect and let me see you get it” essay. I wasn’t expecting anything too terribly profound. Then I read this.
I hope that, when I grow up, I love Jesus half as much as this 9th grader. She chose to write about the woman caught in adultery:
“I relate to her because I’ve been caught sinning, maybe not as publicly, but I know the humiliation. I also know the feeling of Jesus’ shadow over me, protecting me and standing between me and my accuser. It doesn’t make the situation any less humiliating, but it does help me realize that I don’t need man’s approval because I have a Savior that will back me up every time.”
God has me “teaching” these kids b/c I have SO MUCH to learn from them. What a beautiful description of our Savior.