Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Teach the Children

. . . teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the Lord has spoken to them . . . Leviticus 10:11

This is a unique legislative session for me because I am working with a new legislator and an entirely new team of staff. Because of the vision of the legislator who chose me for this position, we are a working laboratory to equip young people to tackle the future. We have five full-time staff, four regular part-time interns, and several interns who will be working with us for a week at a time during spring break. If you factor out me and our district director, the average age in the office is about 18.

That makes my mission training.

We have only 140 days to impart some serious life lessons to these young people. So, training in public policy is just the tip of the iceberg. We get to cover everything from answering phones and general etiquette at receptions to how to analyze legislation and navigate the politics of the day. And, woven into the fabric of every lesson is the requirement to “. . . teach the children all the statutes which the Lord has spoken. . ..”

Now, do I have a cool job, or what?

Lord, open our eyes to see the opportunities to impart Your statutes to those around us today. Amen

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