Shalom, Shalom

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Origin: Hard to say…

It’s likely you’ve heard that saying and this morning it came to mind as I was listening to a podcast and riding the bike in the basement on the trainer.

So, who is “the student”? Well, that’s likely to be you and me. And, who is “the teacher”? Initially, I thought the teacher would be a person. This is probably because of my school experiences with teachers and classrooms, the traditional learning environment I’m used to. However, these days I think “the teacher” can be more that a traditional school/college/university teacher person. Perhaps the teacher can be:

  • a book
  • a podcast
  • a YouTube video
  • a friend
  • a spouse
  • the Holy Spirit, Jesus, & God for sure

I’m finding the more open and teachable I am, the more I’m looking, the more available I am, the more often “the teacher” appears.

In these challenging days, what are people looking for? Is it peace? I think so.

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord GOD is the eternal Rock.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

What is this “perfect peace”? It’s the English translation for Shalom, Shalom a double portion of peace, the peace of God.

This guy explains it better that I ever could. Worth a watch for sure, if the student is ready.

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