Have you ever walked into your Bible classroom before it was time to start and listened? Perhaps you went down the hall to get something and, when you returned, your classroom was bustling! The students had discovered the extra-large activity you had worked on all week or maybe they were crowded around the new bulletin board that you struggled with the day before and now was on display for that day's Bible lesson. The students were speaking with excitement as they saw what you had created for their benefit. Close your eyes and remember their voices. This is one of the byproducts of your hard work--the joy of remembering their joy!
Children have a sweet way of speaking, no matter how old or how young they are. The words they use, the tones, the wonder, and the excitement in their voices often show what is in their hearts. Remember the sound of their voices and think about them as you create another project in the future. Strive to capture another wonderful moment like that again! The hard work you do, the interest you create, and the memories that last a lifetime begin with you. How will you help them remember God's wonderful Bible lessons for years to come?
Yes, your hard work is rewarded here on this earth and in the life to come. "Whatsoever your hand findeth to do, do it with thy might..." Ecclesiastes 9:10