Love in Action

  • Dec. 20, 2016
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Mr. Ellis is a teacher at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, and he has taught more than just Latin.

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. Mr. Ellis is a teacher at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, and he has taught more than just Latin. He is known for loving his students as Jesus would, and he's always looking for ways to demonstrate that love to each boy and girl in his classes. Last year when he was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, he wrote to his students, saying “I love you and I believe now more than ever that God is good and that He is with us.” His students wanted to reflect that love right back to Mr. Ellis. And so, while he was home fighting his cancer, hundreds of his students gathered in front of the Ellis home and sang to their beloved teacher, showing that they had learned his lesson of love. John 13 says that we should love each other as Christ loved us. Friend, don’t wait for cancer or some other tragedy to show your love. Step up, set out and do it today.

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