In high school I had a lot of great teachers. So many who taught me history, math, english.. all while I groaned about this "learning" thing.
There is one teacher that so bravely taught me an amazing lesson...
During finals (or midterms.. whatever they are called back then) the class was coming to a close and this teacher got up and began telling us our goodbye's before the Christmas break. At first, I thought he was just going to say have fun, be safe, Merry Christmas... But he did SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. This man, this teacher got up in front of the class and began sharing a testimony of his faith. I was already a believer in Christ at that point, but his words were so sincere so incredibly well spoken that they stuck with me. He risked a job in a public school system to share his Faith in Christ with a bunch of rowdy teen-age kids and I admired that more than he will ever know.
I have no idea where this teacher is now, or what he is doing, but I hope someday to let him know the impact he made on my life through that one day.
I am thankful today that he was my teacher, and I got to experience some of his kindness.