At first we thought we might have 11…then the first day of class came, and we had 22…then a familiar face appeared in the classroom, and we had a proud group of 23 students…23 became 26…I think we’re up to 29 now? I’m not very good at math, but one thing I do know is that we have a very full classroom. And I love it.
It makes things a bit interesting, of course. Scrambling for extra tables, extra chairs…extra beds for our students to sleep in… 😉
We had a game night last night in our classroom. A time to just hang out, get to know one another, and enjoy brownies and each other’s company. Loud laughter and conversations all over the room. As I looked around, I could see people from 4 different continents living life together.
I sometimes wonder if heaven will be a bit like this. We will all finally get to be together in one place, separate nations, cultures, and languages, unified by love for a common Lord. It will be a party like no other. And it will never end.
Revelation 19:6-9 “Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he *said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'” And he *said to me, “These are true words of God.”
Revelation 21:1-5 “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”
Anybody ready to party?
Love it! Love what God does and how He works. Love how He has a special spot in His heart for SOTB. Hooray! Class of 2012-2013, you’re special and we bless you!
Thanks Kati Rose! It’s been exciting. A lot of the newest students were actually going to staff the Urban DTS, but it was cancelled, so they joined us instead as students.