It could have been that it was Friday afternoon. It could have been that they are almost sixth graders now. Or it could have been that we spent fifteen minutes last week encouraging Rafael to use his leadership skills.
God has been so faithful to my fifth grade class this year, and I experienced proof of that again on Friday. My students were in a state of near-chaos at the beginning of library class because the person who was supposed to read to them had not showed up yet.
But then, Rafael’s suggestion to read to the class, a warning to be good listeners, and this happened:
I even had time to run to my classroom, grab a camera, and capture the moment. I was so proud of my students and so grateful to God for the way He creates moments like this to show me that regardless of my abilities He is in control of all things.