Zee simply blesses you with her presence. She entered second grade shy, somewhat reserved, and very compliant. Over the last several weeks, though, she has blossomed into a child that exudes a contagious joy. She grew up in an orphanage, but now is a foster child living with one of the staff families. Recently I was visiting her house and she showed me her room. A place to belong. Someone to belong to. Isn’t that what we all desire? Isn’t that what the Lord offers to us? He takes us from a life of uncertainty and gives us a future with hope. To me, Zee’s story is all of our stories. Through her, I am learning what it means to be chosen, to be adopted into the family of God. This is something I want my students to learn, too.
Transformational education involves learning and being.