The Teacher - By Bess Walton

What is the message, oh, teacher,
That you feel you need to impart?
Is it truth of undying importance?
Does it burn like a flame in your heart?

Do you know your own: self, oh, teacher?
What, to you, is the reason for living?
Are the gleanings of knowledge you’ve
gained through the years.
Bright jewels of Worth that to others you’re giving?

You hold in your hand, oh, teacher.
The hearts and the minds that will hear.
Pray God that the concepts you’re teaching
Bear the radiance of truth bright and clear.

“Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be
not dismayed, for I am thy God: I will
strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee,
yea, I will uphold thee with the right
hand of my righteousness.”

Isaiah 4:1-10