Together this coming week we’ll go on a Meditation Journey if you desire to follow. For perhaps a Weekend Contemplation….here is another true story….part of my personal learning experiences of God
Like children may we ever learn and grow. Our God is incomprehensible DIVINE.
Christian Meditation (not eastern or ‘other’ faiths or disciplines) it is all about Christ. All about His Presence.
“I hope this won’t be too hard for you”. The Principal knew that being a Christian Religious Education teacher was not always easy.
‘There are 13 ten-year boys on their own in this Grade 5 class this year. They are mischievous and very hard to manage.’
They spiralled in and flopped at their desks – all cheeky grins and out of control restlessness.
I remained standing and with heart pounding introduced myself.
‘O Lord, please help me’ my inner prayer.
A firm authoritative voice boomed out …’Something different to start this term boys. All papers, pens, absolutely everything off the desk.
NOW! for five minutes – I will time it – you are going to be totally silent. It is quite ok to rest on your desk. It’s hot and you all look tired. Be quiet and still now.’
Then I prayed aloud. ‘Heavenly Father fill this classroom with Your Presence and Peace’ In Jesus’ Name a-men.
Gently I added as I also sat down. ‘Now listen to the world around us – hear sounds we may have missed.’
Then I too sat and listened. I heard birds (I never knew before they were even at the school)…..The boys later shared about sounds none of us had noticed.
The first five minutes in that classroom in that busy public school taught me more about Christ and HIS PRESENCE than years of Bible Study had ever done.
The Principal told me later he came by to see if we were ok and thought for one second we were all unconscious. Then the Peace hit him and he wanted to lie on the floor but went outside and sat in a quiet corner of the school garden.
Our lesson continued that day with normal teaching.
Every week for the rest of the term – through the journey of sorrows and family needs etc they always asked if each lesson could begin with the five minutes of peaceful Meditation.
As Christians we have the greatest God Gift – unlike all other faiths we alone have HIS PRESENCE WITH US –
(For your info five of these boys, encouraged and supported by their parents, made decisions to go Christian High Schools. I know several are devout Christian Leaders and others are husbands and fathers working and living interstate.
It never happened again – Only God put it into place It was not a format to be used as a standard.
BUT……CHRISTIAN MEDITATION is profound.
Have a great weekend! Next week let’s go on a journey. I know I have so much to learn. Perhaps we will learn together.