• Taught Together

  • LEA Weekly Devotion

    TOGETHER series 2021–2022

    Week of July 31, 2022

     

     

    Taught Together

     

    But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told youJohn 14:26

     

    Do you remember your teachers’ names? Do you remember what you learned from them—or wasn’t that as important as your relationship? Who taught you the most? Together they taught you a foundation that would influence your life—even more so if the Holy Spirit powered them through a Christian education. Did you ever imagine that you would be one of their kind?

     

    Among the reasons today’s verse provides comfort is the line that says “… remind you of everything I have told you.” To be honest, I have more trouble remembering now than I did back in the school days when we had to memorize the questions (and answers!) in the voluminous (so it seemed) blue catechism or equally challenging green memory book. (And funny, isn’t it, that it was so much easier to remember long passages or hymn verses when you got to say them together with classmates?)

     

    Strange though, what seemed like cognitive torment back then is now the essential information that reappears in my memory bank—often just in time when I need it most. Now, my teachers were good, but this has to be the Holy Spirit at work!

     

    Know dear Christian that even if memory suffers attacks and losses, what the Holy Spirit has tucked away in your soul remains there, ready for recall. Spoken or unspoken, remembered perfectly or fractionally, it’s just what you need especially when your needs are greatest. Thanks be to Jesus for His life, death, and resurrection—kept simple enough even for frail memories.

     

    Epilogue: I purchased cemetery plots for my wife and me. The deal was too good to pass on. I mean, pass up. The cemetery has a church workers section. Active—so to speak—church workers can buy their plots for half price! What a deal! What’s neat is that our plots are very close to parents, grandparents, and granddaughter. What a reunion that will be when Jesus returns! And there’s more. My old principal is in that section too. And yes, I’ll be happier to see him than I was during my school days! Principal, relative, or friend so many of these people were among those who reminded me of what Jesus wanted me to know. (And it wasn’t about the sale.)

     

    Sing together: Let children hear…

    Summer Excursions: Broad, Wide, and Deep  (Eph. 3:17b–18;  2005)

     

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    Written by Edward Grube, LL.D.
    Director of Communications
    Copyright ©2022 Lutheran Education Association

    Quoted Scripture: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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