Signs are up at many of the small schools in our area for school bus drivers.
The job can be demanding and frustrating. It’s a job that breaks up your day.
“Matthew 18:1 In that hour came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
Since the routes begin early in the morning with the morning route finishing before nine o’clock and the afternoon route begins in the middle of the afternoon on a normal day. And then there are days when it changes and afternoon has an early out.
Sometimes the children are a challenge as well as the time challenge. All in all, driving a school bus has good and bad sides to it. If you can find a separate job with the flexibility to work around a school schedule and get your bus kids to follow the driver’s and the school’s rules, it’s less harrowing.
A few weeks ago several school bus drivers in this small community turned in their resignations. Not so much for anything, just happenstance. For a few years now Old Fuzzy had talked about retiring from driving.
Somedays it was related to unruly children, some days it was because it breaks up a daily schedule, some days it was Old Fuzzy isn’t a spring chicken anymore.
But every year there have been reasons to stay. He’s picked up some kids all through their school years beginning with the preschool program and even witnessed their graduation.
“Matthew 18:2 And he called to him a little child, and set him in the midst of them,”
Many of the preschool children would get on the bus and stop and give him a hug. Indeed, to many of these children the only constant figure in their lives was their bus driver. He’d pick them up morning and evening, greeting them by name as they boarded the bus.
On certain holidays he would buy small presents and some of them would return the favor. In short, as I mentioned he has been one of the few constants in their lives. Some of them have been traumatized when their parents divorced, or worse they weren’t married and everyone just moved around.
3 and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me:
6 But whoso shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to stumble, it is profitable for him that a great millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depth of the sea.”
At times like these, I’m speechless. As difficult as it may be to grasp, there aren’t words to articulate the depth of anguish when I view the cheap price tag placed on the young and vulnerable.
Back in the early ’70s when it became a woman’s right to kill their child in the womb it could have been predicted that all life would become cheap. Not just children but all human life is cheap. We still see bleeding hearts out there for puppies, kittens, and many other small, young life forms, just not for baby humans or human life.
We can credit our social media for allowing us access to different opinions. This last week someone put it quite succinctly “I don’t think the party that spent the last 3 weeks crying because they may not get to abort kids anymore has any right to lecture us about saving kids. Kaitlin Bennett”
When there is a tragedy, as the meme pointed out then the people advocating for gun control stand on the dead bodies and do just that. They lecture us on saving children. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter, shout out your abortion.
There are so many tragedies and we aren’t aware of them. The current wide-open border and all the sadness that is caused by it including human trafficking and child trafficking. Sorrow upon sorrow, yet what’s to be done? When people don’t follow the law it hurts more than one person.
“Micah 6:6 Wherewith shall I come before Jehovah, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt-offerings, with calves a year old?
7 will Jehovah be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my first-born for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8 He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth Jehovah require of thee, but to do justly, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God?