22 Students

22 nametags on 22 desks,
22 letters to students addressed,
22 folders and 22 piles
Of books arranged neatly (at least for a while).

22 people with 22 lives
That God has directed should intersect mine.
22 children whom Christ has bid, “Come!”
22 reasons I moved from my home.

22 minds and 22 hearts,
22 chances to take a small part
In showing and telling the glory of God
To 22 souls He can save by His blood.

22 students, 1 second grade class,
32 weeks that will fly quickly past.
Yet 22 lives will find eternity–
Let my prayer be, “Jesus, shine clearly through me.”


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