If you have ever talked to me in person, or read any of my blogs, you know I drone on and on about how I taught PE at the Inter-American School in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala from 2008-2011. It was truly a life changing experience. As the gym teacher, I saw my job as twofold, first to challenge the kids athletically, but also to challenge them spiritually. I can’t speak for how God used me to work in my students lives, but I do know God used them to constantly challenge me.
When I moved back to Colorado last June, I was not the same person who flew down to Guatemala in August of 2008.
I’d become more of the man God created me to be.
I think a big part of my change was opening my heart to my students and letting God work through them. And so this last week I had the chance give back to them in return. My dad (Also known as The Rev. Dr. E. C. Scott), Mike and Stacey Davis, and I flew down to Guatemala to lead a Spiritual Emphasis Week for all my students. My prayer going into the trip was that God would open the hearts of my students and that my heart would remain open to all He had for me.
On the first day my heart melted during all school chapel.
The video above is from one of our all school chapels. Listen to it with an open heart. Watch the video and listen for the truth in the lyrics and the passion in the voices.
Almost a year after moving away, I was moved to tears when I saw all of my students and heard them belt out, “My Savior, he can move the mountains.”
My God is mighty to save.
He is Mighty to save.
Remember, God calls us to be like little children. Maybe we need to sing with the passion and confidence these little kids sang with. Our God is the author of salvation.
I wrote this blog for a blog my church is doing during the season of Lent. Join the Pascha community for daily devotionals and reflections on how God has moved in our lives through art, song, and nature. You can find the blog by clicking here. Enjoy!