What is good enough?

God—the best possible Teacher

One day, I was sitting in the back of the classroom. I was a substitute kindergarten teacher. Up front, the regular teacher was explaining a simple concept to the children. She had drawn some pictures to describe what she wanted them to learn. They were discussing the concept, but the children weren't quite getting it.

The answers they gave were cute, funny, and sometimes very creative—but wrong. Never once did the teacher consider accepting those cute but wrong answers. She patiently encouraged them to find the right one.

This fits so neatly into my understanding of how God works. Often we struggle with a concept. We come up with a million answers—some cute, some creative—but they aren't always the right one.

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